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2009 RHODE ISLAND VOLLEYBALL 2009 VOLLEYBALL QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION

Location ..................................................................................................................................... Kingston, R.I. 02881 Founded .............................................................................................................................................................1892 Enrollment .......................................................................................................................................................15,650 President......................................................................................................................................Dr. David M. Dooley Director of Athletics .................................................................................................................................. Thorr Bjorn Nickname .......................................................................................................................................................... Rams Colors ................................................................................................................... Keaney Blue, Dark Blue and White Home Field...................................................................................................................... Keaney Gymnasium (5,000)

COACHING INFORMATION

Head Coach ............................................................................................Bob Schneck (West Chester ‘74) 29th season URI/Career Record ............................................................................................................................ 497-387-2/same Associate Head Coach...................................................................Steve Santonastaso (Rhode Island '93) fifth season

TEAM INFORMATION

Office Phone ...................................................................................................................................... (401) 874-5142 2008 Record ......................................................................................................................................................14-14 2008 Atlantic 10 Record/Finish ....................................................................................................5-8/4th Place, West Players Returning/Lost ..........................................................................................................................................8/3 Starters Returning/Lost..........................................................................................................................................5/2 Newcomers ..............................................................................................................................................................9

GENERAL INFORMATION

2009 Quick Facts............................................................................................................................................................1 2009 Schedule...............................................................................................................................................................1 Table of Contents...........................................................................................................................................................1 The University of Rhode Island .................................................................................................................................. 2-3 The Ocean State......................................................................................................................................................... 4-5 Individual Excellence ................................................................................................................................................. 6-7 Rhody Team Successes............................................................................................................................................... 8-9 Athletic Training ..........................................................................................................................................................10 Medical Support Staff..................................................................................................................................................11 Strength & Conditioning .............................................................................................................................................12 Academic Support .......................................................................................................................................................13

MEET THE RAMS

Bob Schneck, Head Coach...................................................................................................................................... 14-15 Steve Santonastaso, Assistant Coach ...........................................................................................................................16 Support Staff ...............................................................................................................................................................17 2009 Roster .................................................................................................................................................................18 Roster Breakdown .......................................................................................................................................................19 Senior..........................................................................................................................................................................20 Juniors .................................................................................................................................................................. 21-23 Sophomores .......................................................................................................................................................... 24-27 Newcomers ........................................................................................................................................................... 28-30

THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE

General Information ....................................................................................................................................................31

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

Volleyball Contact ................................................................................................................................. Tom Symonds E-mail ................................................................................................................................... tsymonds@mail.uri.edu Office Phone....................................................................................................................................... (401) 874-2409 Fax ..................................................................................................................................................... (401) 854-5354 Cell ..................................................................................................................................................... (330) 283-8581 Website.................................................................................................................................................GoRhody.com

2009 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE AUGUST

28 ..........................Fri.....................at .................. ^ Hofstra................................................................7:00 p.m. 29 ......................... Sat ....................vs. ................. ^ Marshall ...........................................................11:00 a.m. 29 .........................Sat ....................vs. ................. ^ Binghamton .......................................................5:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER

1 .........................Tues ...................at .................. Northeastern ..........................................................7:00 p.m. 4 ..................... Fri ................vs. .............. DARTMOUTH .............................................4:00 p.m. 11 .................... Fri ................vs. .............. + NEW HAMPSHIRE ...................................7:00 p.m. 12 ....................Sat................vs. .............. + SYRACUSE..............................................1:00 p.m. 12 ....................Sat................vs. .............. + BROWN..................................................7:00 p.m. 18 ..........................Fri.....................vs. ................. ! Hartford................................................................5:00 p.m. 19 ......................... Sat ....................vs. ................. ! Connecticut ........................................................10:00 a.m. 19 .........................Sat ....................at. ................. ! Boston College......................................................4:00 p.m. 25 .................... Fri ................vs. .............. SAINT LOUIS .............................................7:00 p.m. 26 ....................Sat................vs. .............. DUQUESNE ................................................4:00 p.m.

2008 SEASON REVIEW

2008 Season Review ...................................................................................................................................................32 Atlantic 10 Awards/Final Standings/Tournament ........................................................................................................32 2008 Individual Honors/Awards ..................................................................................................................................32

URI VOLLEYBALL RECORDS

Hitting Percentage/Kills/Assists/Aces ..........................................................................................................................33 Digs/Block Solo/Block Assists/Atlantic 10 Tournament Records...................................................................................33 Team Records/Atlantic 10 Honors .......................................................................................................................... 34-35 National Honors ..........................................................................................................................................................35 Year-By-Year Results ............................................................................................................................................. 36-42 All-Time Roster............................................................................................................................................................43

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

Dr. David M. Dooley, University President ....................................................................................................................44 Thorr Bjorn, Director of Athletics .................................................................................................................................45 Athletics Administration ....................................................................................................................................... 46-47

OCTOBER

2 ...........................Fri.....................at .................. * George Washington .............................................7:00 p.m. 4 ..........................Sat ....................at .................. * Charlotte..............................................................1:00 p.m. 9 ..................... Fri ................vs. .............. * XAVIER ...................................................7:00 p.m. 10 ....................Sat................vs. .............. * DAYTON..................................................7:00 p.m. 16 ..........................Fri.....................at .................. * La Salle ................................................................7:00 p.m. 17 .........................Sat ....................at .................. * Temple.................................................................4:00 p.m. 21 ...................Wed ...............vs. .............. * CCSU ......................................................7:00 p.m. 24 .........................Sat ....................at .................. * Fordham ..............................................................2:00 p.m. 27 ...................Tues ...............vs. .............. PROVIDENCE .............................................7:00 p.m. 30 ..........................Fri.....................at .................. * Duquesne ............................................................7:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER

1 .................... Sun ...............vs. .............. * GEORGE WASHINGTON ............................1:00 p.m. 6 ...........................Fri.....................at .................. * Dayton .................................................................7:00 p.m. 8 .................... Sun ............... vs............... * LA SALLE ................................................1:00 p.m. 13 ..........................Fri.....................at .................. * Saint Louis ...........................................................7:00 p.m. 15 ................... Sun ...............vs. .............. * FORDHAM ..............................................3:00 p.m. 20-22 ...................Fri-Sun .................vs. ................. # Atlantic 10 Championship............................................ TBA HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS | All times are Eastern and subject to change ^ Hofstra Tournament - Hempstead, N.Y. | + Art Carmichael Invitational - Kingston, R.I. | ! Boston College - Chestnut Hill, Mass. | * Atlantic 10 Game # Atlantic 10 Championship - Dayton, Ohio

The 2009 University of Rhode Island volleyball media guide was written, edited and designed by Tom Symonds. Editorial assistance: Mike Laprey and Jodi Pontbriand. Photography: Thomas Ciszek, Cam Fox, Joe Giblin, Renee Lavoie, Doug Learned, Shauna Hobbins, Nora Lewis, Jodi Pontbriand, Tom Shea. CD duplication: DiscMasters - Maple Park, Ill.

Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champions ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 1996 Atlantic 10 Tournament Champions .......................................................................................................................................................................... 1991, 1992, 1996 NCAA Tournament Appearances ................................................................................................................................................................................ 1985, 1991, 1996

2 00 9 Unive r s i t y of R h o d e Is l a n d Vo l l e y b a l l

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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is the largest university in the nation’s smallest state, but with 12,793 undergraduates

and 3,111 graduate/professional students, URI is small enough to be friendly, intimate, safe and student-centered. In part because of its of its unique location - six miles from Rhode Island’s coastal beaches and the Narragansett Bay - the University has developed strong marine programs and has been designated a national Sea Grant institution.

HISTORY

The University was chartered as the state’s agricultural school in 1888. The Oliver Watson farm was purchased as a site for the school, and the old farmhouse, now restored, still stands on the campus. The school became the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1892, and the first class of 17 members was graduated two years later. The Morrill Act of 1862 provided for the sale of public lands. Income from these sales was to be used to create at least one college in each state with the principal purpose of teaching agriculture and mechanic arts. From this grant of land comes the term “land grant,” which applied to the national system of state colleges. In a later adaptation of the concept, federal funds given to colleges for marine research and extension are called “sea grants.” In 1909 the name of the college was changed to Rhode Island State College, and the program of study was revised and expanded. In 1951 the college became the University of Rhode Island by an act of the General Assembly. The Board of Governors for Higher Education, appointed by the governor, became the governing body of the University in 1981.

ACADEMICS

The University conferred a total of 2,837 degrees at its 2008 Commencement, including 2,201 bachelor’s degrees, 481 master’s degrees, 68 doctoral and 87 doctor of pharmacy degrees (six-year pharmacy program).

THE FACULTY

The University’s 589 faculty members are drawn from across the country and throughout the world. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16.5-to-1, Rhode Island offers personal attention, as well as the resources of a large research university. While class size varies, two-thirds of all undergraduate courses are taught in classes of 29 students or fewer.

THE STUDENTS

The University’s 12,793 undergraduate and 3,111 graduate/professional students come from all over the world. The 323 international students represent 64 different countries and regions.


DIVERSITY

The Multicultural Student Services staff is part of the Division of Student Affairs and sponsors programs and seminars for all students. Some examples of multicultural events are Asian Awareness Month; Black History Month; Cape Verdean Awareness Week; Career Day; Diversity Week; Latino Student Leadership Conference; Martin Luther King Week; Unity Weekend; and Women of Color Conference.

HOUSING

University students live in the 22 residence halls on campus, which include rooms with provisions for students with disabilities. Residence hall housing is guaranteed to freshmen who enter in the fall term. There are four graduate and undergraduate apartment complexes, as well as the Rainbow Diversity House. More than 1,600 students participate in the fraternity-sorority system - more than 600 of which reside in fraternity and sorority houses. Others choose to live in rented rooms or houses near the ocean, just a short drive from campus.

THE URI CAMPUS & BEYOND

The University of Rhode Island is located in the historic village of Kingston within a suburban area of approximately 55,000 people, close to the ocean and major beaches. The 1,200-acre rural campus is a handsome mix of ivy-covered buildings and contemporary architecture. Just 30 miles south of Providence, the campus is within easy reach of Newport, Boston, and New York City by car or convenient public transportation.

ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT

There are more than 100,900 active URI alumni. The states with the most active alumni are: Rhode Island, 43,107; Massachusetts, 12,518, Connecticut, 7,061; New York, 5,326 and New Jersey, 4,910.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

In 2009, the University opened several new buildings and research centers. Among them were the $54 million, 140,000 square-foot Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences on the Kingston campus, as well as the $15 million, 41,000 square-foot Ocean Science and Exploration Center and the Pell Marine Science Library at the Narragansett Bay Campus. In addition, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for a $2.2 million, 5,000 square-foot Hillel Center (opening this winter) and a $5 million, 22,000 square-foot Hellenic Studies Center Paideia, which will include an open air amphitheater. In the spring of 2007, University officials unveiled projects totaling more than $120 million to improve the student experience, including a new dining hall, new suite- and apartment-style undergraduate housing, renovations to existing residence halls, and 1,400 new parking spaces for students. The 800-bed, $68 million housing project is the largest construction effort in University history. The new $22 million, 42,229-square-foot Hope Commons opened in August, 2007 and features the latest in the college dining experience with food stations. Each station has its own theme and culinary offerings.


RHODE ISLAND is centrally located between three major cities - all easily accessible by car or train. Boston is about an hour away, while New York City is just under three hours away, and Hartford, Conn. is less than two hours away. Many of the adjoining states and sights in New England are just a short trip away by car, train or ferry. The smallest of the 50 states, “Little Rhody” was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams and also has the longest official state name - “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” URI CORNERSTONES The University of Rhode Island is a principled community guided by values. As members of this community, we subscribe to the following principles, which form the foundation of our endeavors: • We pursue knowledge with honesty, integrity, and courage • We promote independent choice, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness and free expression • We respect the rights and dignity of each individual and group • We reject prejudice and intolerance, and we work to understand differences • We accept personal responsibility for our actions and their consequences • We actively cooperate to improve the University, the state of Rhode Island, and the global community beyond our borders • We strive to be a community where the environment and property are treated respectfully • We seek to create and maintain an environment conducive to personal health and wellness • We work to develop skills which promote lifelong learning, leadership and service

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY The University offers the only academic programs in the world that merge the disciplines of oceanography, ocean engineering, archeology and maritime history to study sunken ships of antiquity. Led by world-renowned oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who found the Titanic, the program is focusing its research on Phoenician and Bronze Age ships in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean.


THE UNIVERSITY is located in Kingston - in the heart of historic and picturesque South County with more than 400 miles of shoreline and 100 beaches, Rhode Island is well-known as the “Ocean State.” But Rhode Island has much more than sandy beaches. Many top companies have corporate offices and headquarters nearby and in the capital city of Providence, providing numerous opportunities for URI students and graduates. EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

The University of Rhode Island is the state’s largest university, with an enrollment of 12,793 undergraduate and 3,111 graduate/professional student on its four campuses. With nationally- and internationally-known faculty members engaged in a broad range of teaching, research and outreach activities, URI is renowned in many areas, including biotechnology, oceanography, environmental sciences, engineering, and public health promotion.

APPLICATIONS

Applications to the University increased by 57 percent, from 9,111 in 1998 to 15,887 in 2008.

SELECTIVITY

Admission was granted to 80 percent of those applicants in 2008, compared to 78.8% in 1998.

VALUE LEARNING

In 2009, URI was ranked 15th nationally – and No. 1 in New England – by The Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine in a study of public and

private colleges, examining the relationship between tuition costs and graduates’ earning power. The University was lauded for delivering a strong return on investment for its students.

MISSION

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island’s heritage of independent thought, we value: • Creativity and Scholarship • Diversity, Fairness, and Respect • Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement • Intellectual and Ethical Leadership


AT URI, PERSONAL GROWTH IS ENHANCED BY the strength and quality of our student-athletes and coaches. Last year, the

University of Rhode Island placed a total of 151 student-athletes on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (82 fall, 69 spring). Rhody men’s basketball head coach Jim Baron was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame for his contributions as a player and as a coach. Baron also was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his head coaching career. Baseball head coach Jim Foster led Rhody to a trio of wins over nationally-ranked opponents and was an Honorable Mention for CollegeBaseballInsider.com’s National Coach of the Year award. In addition, Foster was named the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s Coach of the Year after guiding the Rams to a school-record 37 victories. Women’s tennis head coach Sandy Wood also received postseason honors as he was named Atlantic 10 Co-Coach of the Year. Milan Adams – Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Tyler Adams – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Brian Alexander – Men’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor)

Shayna Daugherty – Women’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference (Indoor) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Atlantic 10 Field Performer of the Year (Outdoor) CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-DistrictTeam (Outdoor)

Ananda Fraser – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor)

Luke Demko – Baseball MLB Draftee (29th round, San Francisco Giants) Stopper of the Year Award Watch List Second Team All-Atlantic 10

TyLynn Graham – Women’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Karin Fulkerson – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Jimmy Baron – Men’s Basketball Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-America Team Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Participant NABC All-District 4 Team First Team All-Atlantic 10 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Cox Sports Rhode Island Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year Rhode Island D-I Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Year Set new URI and Atlantic 10 records for career 3-pointers

Michael Elliott – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor/Outdoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor/Outdoor)

John Carstensen – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor)

Jackie Fede – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team

Stephanie Gregory – Women’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team First Team All Atlantic 10 (Indoor)

Tom Coulombe – Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team

Taylor Fontaine – Men’s Golf Ping Division I All-Northeast Region Team Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Year

Matt Hansen – Football FCS All-New England Team All-CAA Football Second Team

Mallary Fossa – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Grace Hedstorm – Women’s Tennis CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All District-l First Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team

Kedan Crosby – Men’s Soccer NEISL Senior All-Star Game Participant Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Fran Dempsey – Football CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team

Nick Greenwood – Baseball MLB Draftee (14th round, San Diego Padres) ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner ABCA All-Northeast Region Second Team NEIBA All-New England First Team Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team


Delroy James – Men’s Basketball Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year Lara-Jane Que – Women’s Track & Field First Team All Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Jasmine Jennings – Women’s Track & Field USA Track & Field Championship Participant NCAA Championship Qualifier USTFCCCA Division I All-American RIAIAW Distinguished Student Athlete of the Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Penn Relays Hammer Throw Champion New England Hammer Throw Champion Atlantic 10 Hammer Throw Champion Jacob Keeling – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) David Kennedy – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Shunzaburo Kida – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Lauren Killea – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Nicole Klaiber – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Brandon Johnson-Farrell – Football All-CAA Football Third Team Mike Le Bel - Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Kirsten Leikem – Women’s Tennis Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Oliver Palmer – Baseball NEIBA All-New England First Team Second Team All-Atlantic 10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Brittany Pelsue – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Andres Perdomo – Men’s Soccer NEISL Senior All-Star Game Participant Derek Peterson – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant New England Outdoor Champion (Discus) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor)

Nick Sanborn – Men’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Stephanie Santos – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Kahiem Seawright – Men’s Basketball First Team All-Atlantic 10 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Participant Kalyn Sheehan – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor/Indoor) Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie (Outdoor) Kaylen Shimoda – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention

Erkko Puranen – Men’s Soccer NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region Third Team Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team

Eric Smith - Baseball MLB Draftee (2nd round, Arizona Diamondbacks) NEIBA All-New England Second Team First Team All-Atlantic 10

Jenessa Redfern – Rowing Atlantic 10 Commissioner Honor Roll All New England Region First Team NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference

D.J. Stefkovich – Football CAA Academic All-Conference Team

Andrew Reigstad – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Dan Rhault – Baseball MLB Draftee (26th round, Tampa Bay Rays) Brooks Wallace Award Watch List All-Ping Baseball National Team Honorable Mention NEIBA All-New England Second Team ECAC All-Star First Team Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 Grace Rignanese – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Mark Stevens – Men’s Golf Ping Division I All-Northeast Region Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team James Whalen – Men’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Field Performer of Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor) Caitlyn Welsh – Volleyball Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Dwayne Williams – Men’s Soccer Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Kayla Wilson – Volleyball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team


THE 2008-09 ACADEMIC YEAR saw many of Rhode Island’s teams continue to build on their previous season’s successes. The

Rhody baseball team led the way, recording a program-best 37 victories with wins over No. 8 Miami, No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 25 Ohio State. Making their seventh consecutive appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship - the league’s longest active streak - the Rams earned a first-round bye before defeating third-seeded Xavier (7-6) and top-seeded Dayton (9-2) to advance to the championship game. The URI women’s tennis program was equally as impressive, turning in a 15-4 record - including a perfect 6-0 mark in the fall - and winning its third consecutive New England Championship title. The Rhode Island men’s basketball team won 23 games en route to earning a spot in the postseason NIT for the second straight year while URI’s football team captured the Governor’s Cup for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in the last eight years. Appearing in A-10 tournament for the sixth year in a row in 2008, the Rhody men’s soccer program also holds the league’s best active streak for consecutive appearances at the conference championship. The URI men’s track & field squad captured the team title at the New England Outdoor Championship while placing second at the Atlantic 10 indoor and outdoor meets. The Rhody women, meanwhile, finished third at each of the conference championship meets while URI’s rowing team finished runner-up at the Atlantic 10 Championship.

2008-09 ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS Baseball – Second Place Men’s Basketball – Quarterfinals Women’s Basketball – Quarterfinals Men’s Cross Country – 13th Place Women’s Cross Country – 12th Place Golf – Fifth Place Men’s Indoor Track & Field – Second Place

Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Third Place Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – Second Place Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – Third Place Rowing – Second Place Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinals Women’s Swimming & Diving – 10th Place Women’s Tennis – Tied, Seventh Place


URI’S STUDENT-ATHLETES EXCEL IN THE COMMUNITY as well as in competition and the classroom. Members of

Rhody’s 18 athletic teams participate in a wide-variety of community service projects, from clinics, to charity events to “Reading Week” - an annual department-wide venture which places student-athletes in local elementary schools. URI’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) helps organize many of these activities, as well as the highly successful “Pink Out” - which began in 2006 as the first-ever breast cancer charity event linked to an NCAA Division I men’s basketball game.

“We want to be champions in the three most important areas: in competition, in the classroom, and in the community.” - Thorr Bjorn, URI Director of Athletics

University of Rhode Island student-athletes are active in the community, participating in activities such as: Walk to D’Feet ALS; Jonnycake Center Thanksgiving Food Drive; Date-a-Jock Charity Auction; the annual “Pink Out” to benefit breast cancer awareness; The Autism Project of Rhode Island walk (pictured above); Habitat for Humanity; Grassroots Soccer (pictured at right); and Reading Week.


RENOWNED REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY, the University of Rhode Island Sports Medicine department provides the best

medical care possible to all varsity student-athletes. Led by Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance Kim Bissonnette, the URI sports medicine staff works hand-in-hand with a full staff of some of the top orthopedic surgeons, medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, strength & conditioning coaches, and podiatrists. This ensures that URI student-athletes receive the very best in professional medical care. The entire URI sports medicine staff is devoted to the education, prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. These individuals are dedicated to returning URI’s student-athletes to their sport in the safest and quickest manner as possible.

KIM BISSONNETTE Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance Football, Swimming & Diving

ANDY LLAGUNO

KRISTEN ABBOTT

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Football, Rowing

Women’s Soccer, Baseball

MITZI DUSIN

LAUREN GOLEY

Associate Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Football, Men’s XC/Track & Field

Men’s Soccer, Women’s XC/Track & Field

MICHAEL MONTERIO

BRIDGET RUMER

Associate Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Men’s Basketball, Golf

Volleyball, Softball

MICHELLE LEVREAULT Assistant Athletic Trainer Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis


UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES receive the top medical care available thanks to the University’s

partnership with South County Hospital and its new state-of-the-art Orthopedics Center. South County Hospital has long been recognized for its specialty in orthopedics as Orthopedics Center offers patients the latest surgical techniques and the most advanced technology in a state-of-the-art orthopedic facility. Additionally, all URI student-athletes have access to the on-campus health services facility, led by Dr. Fred Procopio. URI’s health services department seeks to be the most caring, respected and sought-after health care resource for the diverse student population.

Dr. David Burns, DO

Dr. Tim Drury, MD

Dr. Mark Coppes, MD

Dr. Robert Marchand, MD

Dr. Randall Risinger, MD

Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald, MD

Dr. Thomas Warcup, MD


STRENGTH & CONDITIONING The strength & conditioning department trains URI’s student-athletes using movements that are varied, complex and require a great deal of force development. Emphasis is placed on movements that are ground based and employ a closed-chain kinetic multi-joint action with the ultimate goal of increasing rate of force development and having explosive strength. Functional exercises done to enhance performance and to help the student-athlete improve resistance to injury.

Under the direction of head strength & conditioning coach Liz Proctor, the Rams have specific, year-round workout schedules that are mapped out and designed to maximize the performance of each member of the Rhode Island volleyball program. All strength & conditioning training is geared toward making team members the best they can be, both on the field and off.

Strength. Speed. Flexibility. Injury Prevention. Endurance. Explosiveness. Toughness. Success.


ACADEMIC ADVISING URI is proud to offer its student-athletes an academic support system designed to foster responsibility and enthusiasm for learning. Individuals in need of additional academic support are assigned to a Learning Specialist. These advisors are experts in dealing with academically challenged students and offer close academic monitoring as well as ongoing needs assessments. During weekly meetings, student-athletes have the opportunity to discuss academic problems and work on time management/study skills. Because of their professional relationship with many of the faculty, our advisors are able to help students communicate effectively with their professors. They also assist with scheduling classes, selecting majors and researching internship opportunities. The Rhody Life Skills Program is committed to the “total development� of the student-athlete. The program focuses on five commitment areas designed to promote personal growth: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development and community outreach. In collaboration with campus and community resources, the Rhody Life Skills Program offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and activities designed to prepare URI's student-athletes for life’s challenges beyond the playing arena.


COACHING STAFF

COACHING FILE

BOB SCHNECK Head Coach • 29th Season

Rhode Island head volleyball coach Bob Schneck enters the 2009 season three wins shy of 500 for his career. Schneck begins his 29th season at the helm of the volleyball program with a career record of 497-387-2. Schneck’s philosophy of pursuing every ball – no matter how far away it appears to be – has been the cornerstone of his success at URI. His teams have captured three Atlantic 10 tournament titles (1991, `92 and `96), received three NCAA tournament bids (1985, `91 and `96) and reached the semifinals of the National Invitation Volleyball Championships in 1995. Through the years, Schneck has shown the ability to develop talent into success. His teams have qualified for the conference tournament 18 times, including 11 trips to the finals. Schneck’s Rams have won 25-or-more matches nine times, including back-to-back 30-win campaigns in 1995 and ‘96. The 1995 team finished 30-8, was second in the league and advanced to the Final Four of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. In ‘96, when URI won a school-record 31 victories, the Rams became the first school in Atlantic 10 history to win 19 conference games, then added the league tournament title to their regular-season crown and moved on to the NCAA tournament. He is widely recognized among college volleyball coaches for his astute knowledge and his ability to teach others the finer aspects of the game, but he credits his predecessor Art Carmichael for getting the program started. Since taking over for Carmichael in 1981, Schneck has tutored 35 All-Atlantic 10 performers, including sophomore Kayla Newberg, who earned A-10 All-Rookie Team honors in 2007. He also has had six conference Freshman of the Year honorees and two conference Players of the Year. Schneck was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 1995 and NCAA District I Coach of the Year in both ‘95 and ‘96.

HOMETOWN: Boyletown, Pa. ALMA MATER: West Chester, 1974 COACHING HISTORY - 1981-Present, Rhode Island Head Coach COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS - Coached 35 All-Atlantic 10 performers - Won 25-or-more matches in a single season nine times - Qualified for the Atlantic 10 Championship 18 times - Advanced for the finals of the Atlantic 10 Championship 11 times - Coached the 1996 squad to a school record 31 victories - 1996 NCAA Tournament appearance - 1996 Atlantic 10 Tournament Champions - 1996 NCAA Tournament appearance - 1995 National Invitational Volleyball Championship - Final Four - 1992 Atlantic 10 Tournament Champions - 1991 Atlantic 10 Tournament Champions - 1985 NCAA Tournament appearance OFF THE COURT - Director, Bob Schneck Rhode Island Volleyball Camp, Inc. EDUCATION - West Chester - M.S. in Physical Education, 1976 - West Chester - B.S. in Physical Education, 1974

Schneck’s players excel off the court as well. All-American Kengy Gardiner-Bell (1988-91) went on to become the seventh-ranked beach volleyball player on the pro circuit. Yolanda Bogacz, the 2001 team captain, was a Rhodes Scholar finalist and a Holmes Award recipient as the top female athlete at Rhode Island. Amy Kauppila (2000-02) was named a District I Academic All-American and was a recipient of

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Q&A WITH COACH SCHNECK the Holmes Award. Former Ram Diane Short joined Schneck in the coaching ranks at in-state rival Brown University and, more recently, former players Abby Thornbladh and Betty Arana have served on Schneck’s coaching staff. Aside from his coaching duties at URI, Schneck is active in several other areas of volleyball. He is on the staff of the USA Coaching Accreditation Program - which is composed of 40 of the nation’s most experienced and successful coaches. The group works to provide standards for professional development and advancement at various competitive levels. Schneck also served on the voting panel of the Division I/Tachikara Top 20 coaches’ poll for nine years and spent three years as a member of both the NCAA Mideast Regional Committee and the All-American Selection Committee. In 1984, he helped organize and host the National Junior Olympic volleyball championship in Kingston, R.I. The following year, he coached the East team at the National Sports Festival (later known as the Olympic Festival) in Indianapolis. For over 25 years, Schneck has directed a successful youth camp - The Bob Schneck Rhode Island Volleyball Camp, Inc. - which provides an opportunity for girls in grades 7-12 to learn the latest techniques in the sport. The camp focuses on the strategic, technical and competitive phases of the game. Schneck also spent eight years running the Rhode Island Junior Volleyball Program, which introduced kids to the game and gave Rhode Islanders a chance to compete at a national level, gaining more exposure. Schneck graduated from West Chester (Pa.) University - then known as West Chester State - in 1974 and earned a Master of Science degree at the Philadelphia-area school two years later. Both degrees were in health, physical education and recreation. While still a graduate student, Schneck founded the volleyball program at nearby Octorara High School in Atglen, Pa. Schneck and his wife Lisa make their home in Wakefield, R.I. The couple has a daughter, Ashley, and a son, Cameron.

1. Describe your style of play…What should Rhody Volleyball fans expect from the Rams in 2009 Rhody Volleyball developing the attitude that nothing drops without making a maximum effort to keep the ball from hitting the floor! 2. Describe your recruiting philosophy and some of the specific things you look for in potential Student-Athletes. We look for student-athletes who are athletic, skilled, have strong club volleyball experience, pocess a strong work ethic and are gifted academically. 3. In your opinion, what are the keys to maintaining the balance between athletics and academics? In my years of experience, the task of balancing athletics and academics has been greatly enhanced by the NCAA. I also believe that with good discipline today’s athletes have enough time to be successful both in the classroom and on the court. 4. What are your thoughts on the Atlantic 10 Conference and what it takes to be successful in this league? The Atlantic 10 Conference is one of the top-10 conferences in the country for volleyball. In order to compete for the regular-season title each season, recruiting intelligent, and skilled student-athletes is the key. 5. Heading into this season you are just three wins shy of capturing your 500th career victory. Did you ever think you would win that many matches when you began your coaching career? I knew from the very beginning that this is truly what I wanted to do as a profession. Staying at one school for almost 30 years does not guanrentee 500 wins, but the consistency of being at one school for this long surely helps ascertain success. I have been supported over the years by my administrators who have obviously contributed to the success of our program. 6. What is your favorite thing about coaching at the University of Rhode Island? I enjoy working with the student-athletes the most, but in particular here at Rhode Island, I have truly enjoyed watching the freshman mature into seniors and become confident graduates ready to take on the world! 7. Since joining the Atlantic 10, URI has captured three championship titles. What goes into building a program rich in success and tradition? The key to any successful program is good recruiting, because it is the recruiting that is truly the life line of the program. 8. What are some of the benefits/home court advantages of playing in Keaney Gymnasium? Keaney is a great place for volleyball matches. It is small, noisy and it places our fans close to the opponent, which gives us a strong advantage. 9. What has been your favorite road trip/away matches since you began coaching here? I can truly say that today’s matches on the road against Atlantic 10 opponents are some of the best matches ever. Each year the matches become more and more important and are harder and harder to win when you're on the road. 10. How do you keep your teams engaged in the community and active with alumns? Our student-athletes are pretty busy as it is without adding this component, but we have been helping breast cancer research for over a decade now. Locally, we have done “Habitat for Humanity”, and Rhody Reads programs. This past year, we helped the South County Hospital with its 5K Celebration of Life road race.

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ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

COACHING FILE

STEVE SANTONASTASO Associate Head Coach • Fifth Season

Steve Santonastaso begins his fifth season with the Rhode Island volleyball squad in 2009-10. In 2008, Santonastaso helped direct URI to 14 victories - its highest win total since 2002. During his five years in Kingston, Santonastaso has coached five players, which have earned all-conference recognition, including current Rams Kayla Newberg (All-Rookie, 2007), Caitlyn Welsh (Honorable Mention, 2008) and Kayla Wilson (All-Rookie, 2008). After graduating from Rhode Island in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education with a concentration in athletic training, Santonastaso headed west to earn his masters in athletic training at San Jose State University. Prior to returning to his alma mater for the 2005 season, Santonastaso spent 12 years in the volleyball hotbed of California, where he was the head varsity coach at Presentation High School in San Jose. Starting in 1998, he led the team to four consecutive Central Coast Section championships as well as a win at the Northern California championship in 2002. In his eight years at Presentation, Santonastaso coached 11 players who earned scholarships to Division I institutions. Santonastaso was also involved with junior Olympic club volleyball, serving as a City Beach Volleyball Club head coach since 1997 and as the club’s associate director since 1998. While coaching City Beach, he led the club to a gold medal at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics in 2002, a silver in 2004 and a bronze in 2001. He coached nine junior national All-Americans and 14 players who signed Division I scholarships, including seven who developed into All-Americans. A Cranston, R.I. native, Santonastaso played on the boy’s volleyball team in its first year of existence at Cranston East High. He went on to pursue his undergraduate degree from Rhode Island while playing setter and right side hitter in a Rhody uniform on the men’s club volleyball team from 1990-93. As a player, he helped the Rams to a second-place finish at the 1993 National Club Volleyball Championships in Austin, Texas and was a part of back-to-back New England Collegiate Volleyball League championships in 1990 and 1991, earning the NECVL Most Valuable Player award in 1991. He also helped lead the Rams to a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association titles in 1992 and 1993.

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HOMETOWN: Cranston, R.I. ALMA MATER: Rhode Island, 1993 COACHING HISTORY - 2009-Present, Rhode Island Associate Head Coach - 2005-08, Rhode Island Assistant Coach - 2001-04, USA Volleyball Junior Olympics Head Coach - 1998-2005, Presentation High School Head Coach - 1997, City Beach Volleyball Club Head Coach COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS - Gold Medal at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics, 2002 - Silver Medal at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics, 2001 - Bronze Medal at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics, 2004 - Coached five URI to All-Conference recognition - Coached 11 high school players who earned scholarships to Division I institutions - Coached nine junior national All-Americans PLAYING EXPERIENCE - 1990-93, Rhode Island Club Volleyball - 1987, Cranston East High School PLAYING HONORS - 1991 NECVL Most Valuable Player Award - NECVL Champions, 1990-91 EDUCATION - San Jose State - M.S. in Physical Education, 1995 - Rhode Island - B.S. in Physical Education, 1993

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BRIDGET RUMER Athletic Trainer • Fourth Season

The 2009-10 academic year marks Bridget Rumer’s fourth season as an athletic trainer at Rhode Island. She currently works with the Rhody volleyball and men's cross country/track and field teams. Bridget Rumer is from Perrysburg, Ohio and received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Health Education from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, where she competed on the women’s basketball team and was a 2004 graduate. As a student athletic trainer there, she worked with football, baseball, track, cross country and volleyball. In 2006, Bridget received her Masters of Science in Sports Administration from Eastern New Mexico University in Protales, N.M. There, she spent two years as a graduate assistant and one year as the assistant athletic trainer with primary responsibilities of women’s basketball and volleyball.

LIZ PROCTOR

Strength & Conditioning Coach • Sixth Season Liz Proctor is in her sixth season in the University of Rhode Island Strength and Conditioning department and her fourth as Director. She is responsible for creating and overseeing the URI strength and conditioning program with the primary goal of developing strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility and injury prevention for the University’s 18 programs. Prior to her time at URI, Proctor spent four years at The College of the Holy Cross as the Assistant Strength Coach. While at Holy Cross, she worked primarily with football, hockey, men’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, baseball, and softball. During the summer at Holy Cross, Proctor also spent time as an assistant strength coach with the Worcester Icecats of the American Hockey League (AHL) asssisting with the National Hockey League (NHL) affiliate, St. Louis Blues. Prior to Holy Cross, she worked at Mike Bolye’s strength and conditioning program in Burlington, Mass. From 2000-01, Proctor served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Along with designing and incorporating flexibility and endurance exercise for individual players, she also implemented the in-season strength and conditioning program. Proctor graduated from Southern Connecticut in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and minor in nutrition while also competing on the field hockey and softball teams. She earned her master’s degree in applied exercise science at Springfield in 2000 while also serving as the assistant strength coach for the football and all Olympic sports. Proctor resides in East Greenwich, R.I.

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2009 ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 20

NAME Candice Kolkka Chelsea Boyle Lindsay Brayton Lauren McIntosh Kayla Newberg Ashley Tennant Sydney Danner Kalyn Klaess Kayla Wilson Lindsay Potts Lauren Wong Zoe Lowe Cara McLaughlin Annie Nelson Rachel Zarazan Kristen Picard Caitlyn Welsh*

YR. SO SO JR JR JR FR FR JR SO SO FR FR SO FR FR JR SR

POS. S DS DS MB MB/OH RS MB DS/L OH/RS OH/RS MB OH DS S OH DS OH

HT. 5-10 5-5 5-9 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-2 5-7 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-8 5-8 5-8 6-0 5-6 6-0

HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Clovis, Calif./Hawaii Pacific Cumberland, R.I./University of New England Medfield, Mass./Medfield Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek Deer Park, Wash./Riverside Long Beach, Calif./Valley Christian Cerritos Prairie Village, Kan./Shawnee Mission East Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Santa Monica, Calif./Marymount San Antonio, Texas/Douglas MacArthur Great Falls, Va./Dominion Branford, Conn./Branford West Kingston, R.I./Chariho Rockford, Ill./Rockford Lutheran Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll Woonsocket, R.I./Bishop Fehan Narragansett, R.I./Narragansett

PRONUNCIATIONS NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 20

NAME Candice Kolkka Chelsea Boyle Lindsay Brayton Lauren McIntosh Kayla Newberg Ashley Tennant Sydney Danner Kalyn Klaess Kayla Wilson Lindsay Potts Lauren Wong Zoe Lowe Cara McLaughlin Annie Nelson Rachel Zarazan Kristen Picard Caitlyn Welsh

PRONUNCIATION KHLOE-Ka BRAY-Ton Kay-LA TEN-In KAY-lyn CLASS KAY-la

ma-GLAUFF-lin ZARA-zan Pic-CARD

* 2009 Team Captain Head Coach: Bob Schneck (West Chester, ’74), 29th season Associate Head Coach: Steve Santonastaso (Rhode Island, '93), fifth season Athletic Trainer: Bridget Rumer (Otterbein, '05) fourth season

Front (L-R): Caitlyn Welsh, Lauren Wong, Lindsay Potts, Kayla Newberg, Lauren McIntosh, Sydney Danner, Ashley Tennant, Lindsay Brayton, Rachel Zarazan Back (L-R): Associate Head Coach Steve Santonastaso, Athletic Trainer Bridget Rumer, Kristen Picard, Cara McLaughlin, Kalyn Klaess, Candice Kolkka, Zoe Lowe, Chelsea Boyle, Annie Nelson, Head Coach Bob Schneck

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ROSTER BREAKDOWN Washington Kayla Newberg Massachusetts Lindsay Brayton

Rhode Island Chelsea Boyle Cara McLaughlin Kristen Picard Caitlyn Welsh Connecticut Zoe Lowe Virginia Lauren Wong California Kalyn Klaess Candice Kolkka Ashley Tennant Kayla Wilson

Colorado Lauren McIntosh Texas Lindsay Potts

Kansas Sydney Danner

BY CLASS

BY HEIGHT

SENIORS (1) Caitlyn Welsh

6-2 (1) Sydney Danner

JUNIORS (5) Lindsay Brayton Kalyn Klaess Lauren McIntosh Kayla Newberg Kristen Picard

6-1 (3) Lauren McIntosh Kayla Newberg Lauren Wong

SOPHOMORES (5) Candice Kolkka Chelsea Boyle Cara McLaughlin Kayla Wilson Lindsay Potts FRESHMEN (6) Ashley Tennant Sydney Danner Lauren Wong Zoe Lowe Annie Nelson Rachel Zarazan

6-0 (3) Caitlyn Welsh Kayla Wilson Rachel Zarazan 5-10 (2) Candice Kolkka Lindsay Potts

Illinois Annie Nelson

BY POSITION 5-8 (3) Zoe Lowe Cara McLaughlin Annie Nelson 5-7 (1) Kayln Klaess 5-6 (1) Kristen Picard 5-5 (1) Chelsea Boyle

5-9 (2) Lindsay Brayton Ashley Tennant

SETTER (2) Candice Kolkka Annie Nelson DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST (5) Chelsea Boyle Lindsay Brayton Kalyn Klaess Cara McLaughlin Kristen Picard MIDDLE BLOCKER (4) Sydney Danner Lauren McIntosh Kayla Newberg Lauren Wong RIGHT SIDE (1) Ashley Tennant OUTSIDE HITTER (5) Zoe Lowe Lindsay Potts Caitlyn Welsh Kayla Wilson

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SENIOR

CAITLYN WELSH Senior • Outside Hitter 6-0 • 2009 Captain Narragansett, R.I Narragansett

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2006

108

208

86

534

.228

18

9

73

22

43

65

2007

93

264

151

910

.124

11

16

218

14

33

47

2008

110

338

132

1,084

.190

26

29

310

18

35

53

TOTAL

311

810

369

2,528

.174

55

54

601

54

111

165

2008 (Junior): Played in all 28 matches… Had a team high 338 kills (3.07 kills per game) and posted the second-most digs and aces with 310 digs (2.82 digs per game), and 29 aces… Received an honorable mention for the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team… Recorded 16 games with double-double figures (kills and digs)… Notched 20 or more digs on three occasions- 22 against La Salle (9/26), 22 against brown (10/1), and 21 against George Washington (10/26)… Posted 18 kills and 11 digs against Boston College (9/6)… Tallied 15 kills and 16 digs against University of New Hampshire (9/12)… Recorded 15 kills and 13 digs in the final match of the season against Fordham (11/15). 2007 (Sophomore): Appeared in 93 games... Led Rams with 264 kills (2.84 kpg)... Finished second in digs (218) and third in service aces (16)... Reached double-digit kills in eight games, including a career-high 21 to go with 15 digs in a win over Providence (10/13)... Tallied four double-doubles... 19 kills and 15 digs against Dartmouth (9/15)... Tallied 16 kills and 11 digs against George Washington (9/23)... Notched 11 kills and 11 digs against Charlotte (9/21)... Recorded12 kills and nine digs in win over Maine (9/14)... Tallied a career-high 22 digs to go along with seven kills and seven blocks (three solo) against Duquesne (11/3). 2006 (Freshman): Played in 108 matches... Posted a team-high 65 blocks (22 solo) and was fifth on the team with 208 kills... Notched 73 digs, 18 assists, and nine service aces... Tallied six games with 10 or more kills, including a season-high 15 against Duquesne (11/3)... Six kills and five solo blocks against Army (9/9)... Has four blocks against Long Island (8/25), Central Connecticut (9/26), Temple (9/30), Duquesne (11/3), and Quinnipiac (11/8)... Six kills, nine digs and two blocks against Providence (10/4). Before URI: Played soccer, volleyball, and basketball and ran track and cross country at Narragansett... Earned all-state honors in volleyball and basketball as a senior. Personal: Born July 23, 1988... Daughter of Joanne and Robert Welsh, a former football player at Rhode Island (1976-77, 1979)... Has a brother, Jackson, and a sister, Kellie... Played for URI head coach Bob Schneck’s junior volleyball team... Majoring in Business.

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JUNIORS

KALYN KLAESS Junior • Defensive Specialist 5-7 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2007

93

5

1

22

.182

18

30

211

0

0

0

2008

108

6

2

22

.182

42

22

204

0

1

1

TOTAL

201

11

3

44

.182

60

52

415

0

1

1

2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 28 matches… Recorded 204 digs and six kills… Reached 10 or more digs in six games- 13 against South Carolina (9/5), 18 against La Salle (9/26), 11 against St. Louis (10/10), 16 against Xavier (10/18), 12 against George Washington (10/26), and 14 against Duquesne (11/7). 2007 (Freshman): Appeared in 93 games... Tied for the team lead with 30 service aces and finished third in assists with 18 and fourth in digs with 211... Recorded eight games of 10+ digs, including a career-high 22 against Dartmouth (9/15)... Tallied a career-high six service aces to go with eight digs against Fairleigh Dickinson (9/1)... Notched 10 digs, two service aces, one assist and one kill in first collegiate match against Niagara (8/24)... Posted 16 digs each in wins over Providence (10/13) and Duquesne (11/3)... 10 digs and four service aces against Brown (9/26). Before URI: Two-year varsity letterwinner and captain at Huntington H.S.... All-Tournament selection at Junior Olympics, where she helped her team earn a silver medal in the American League... Daryll Still Wagon Award recipient. Personal: Born June 7, 1989... Daughter of Karen and Kevin Klaess... Has a brother, Kevin... Double-majoring in Journalism and Business Marketing.

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JUNIORS

LAUREN McINTOSH Junior • Middle Blocker 6-1 Colorado Springs, Colo. Pine Creek

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2007

94

222

90

562

.235

11

0

33

13

64

77

2008

109

227

85

513

.277

23

1

51

18

62

80

TOTAL

203

449

175

1,075

.255

34

1

84

31

126

157

2008 (Sophomore): Participated in all 28 matches… Lead the team in blocks with 80 (18 solo), had the second most kills with 227, and recorded 51 digs… Posted nine kills, five digs, and five blocks against Seton Hall University (9/13)… Recorded eight kills and a season high seven blocks against Fordham (11/15). 2007 (Freshman): Played in 94 games... Led Rams in blocks with 77 (13 solo) and finished third with 222 kills... Had eight games of double-digit kills, including three in the final five games of the season... Averaged 10.0 kills per match and 3.4 blocks per match at the Hartford Invitational, earning Tournament MVP honors... Was selected to All-Tournament Team at Yale Invitational... Notched a career-high 19 kills to go with three blocks against Dartmouth (9/15)... Had 18 kills and five blocks against Duquesne (11/3)... Tallied 15 kills against Providence (10/13) and Fordham (10/27)... Career-high six blocks against Colgate (8/25)... Recorded 11 kills and matched her career-high with six blocks against Fairleigh Dickinson (9/1)... 12 kills and four blocks against La Salle (10/19)... Nine kills and three blocks against Hartford (9/1)... Eight kills and four blocks against Sacred Heart (9/8) and Charlotte (9/21)... Eight kills and two blocks against George Washington (9/23). Before URI: Four-year letterwinner at Pine Creek, finishing with career totals of 282 kills, 43 digs, and 27 aces... Helped school win a league, district and regional championship as a senior, and earn a fifth place finish at 5A state championships following a fourth place finish in the 4A state championships as a junior... Earned all-state honors as a senior... Team MVP as a junior and senior... All-Tournament selection for the Western State College Summer Tournament (2006)... Member of French National Honor Society for three years and DECA for two years. Personal: Born October 23, 1988... Daughter of Ronda Lee... Has a brother, Dustin... Majoring in Psychology.

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JUNIORS

KAYLA NEWBERG Junior • Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter 6-1 Deer Park, Wash. Riverside

5

CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2007

84

236

81

520

.298

12

12

72

4

62

66

2008

97

172

73

450

.220

31

15

84

8

49

57

TOTAL

181

408

73

970

.262

43

27

156

12

111

123

2008 (Sophomore): In 25 matches recorded 172 kills (1.77 kills per game), 51 digs, and the second-most blocks (57)… Reached double digit kills in six games- 14 against La Salle (9/26), 11 against George Washington (10/26), Xavier (11/1), and Providence College, as well as 10 against Quinnipiac (8/30) and Duquesne (10/11). 2007 (Freshman): Appeared in 84 games... Led the Rams and finished seventh in the Atlantic 10 with a .298 hitting percentage... Finished second on team with 236 kills and 66 blocks (four solo)... Reached double-figures in kills in 10 games, including a career-high 20 in late-season win at Fordham (10/27)... Established a career-high in blocks with six to go along with 15 kills at Duquesne (10/7)... Tallied 18 kills and six blocks against Duquesne (11/3)... 15 kills, three digs and three blocks against Providence (10/13)... Posted 13 kills and four digs against Dartmouth (9/15)... 10 kills, three digs and three blocks against Colgate (8/25)... 10 kills, four digs and two blocks against Fairleigh Dickinson (9/1)... Nine kills, five digs and five blocks against Maine (9/8)... recorded eight kills and five digs at Northeastern (9/18)... Nine kills, nine digs and five blocks against La Salle (10/19)... Notched nine kills, five digs and three blocks in first collegiate game against Niagara (8/24). Before URI: Four-year volleyball letterwinner at Riverside... Finished career with 987 kills, 449 digs, 232 blocks, 84 aces and 18 assists... Two-year captain Team MVP (2005 & 2006)... Helped her team to the state playoffs for the first time in school history as a senior, totaling 481 kills, 239 digs, 78 blocks, 41 aces and 13 assists earning first team all-league and all-state honors... Received first team all-league honors in 2005 after leading Riverside to a third place finish in the district... Helped lead team to districts in 2004 and earned second team all-league honors... Recipient of The Pounder Award and The Citizenship Award in 2006... Also was a member of the basketball, softball and track teams. Personal: Born December 13, 1988... Daughter of Cheryl Hill and Doug Newberg... Has four siblings – Justin, Jordan, Brenden, and Whitney... Majoring in Accounting.

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SOPHOMORES

LINDSAY BRAYTON Sophomore • Defensive Specialist 5-9 Medfield, Mass. Medfield

3

CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2008

3

1

0

1

1.000

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

3

1

0

1

1.000

0

0

0

0

0

0

2008 (Sophomore): Made her collegiate debut in a 3-0 win over Brown... Appeared in three sets and recorded one kill. Before URI: Helped Medfield High School to two Massachusetts state volleyball titles, while competing on for three years on the varsity team… Was a three-sport athlete in high school, competing on the volleyball, swimming and track and field teams… Played four years on the Massachusetts Patriots club team. Personal: Born March 21, 1989… Daughter of Donna and Mark Brayton… Has an older brother, Joe, and an older sister Melissa… Majoring in Psychology.

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SOPHOMORES

CARA McLAUGHLIN Sophomore • Defensive Specialist 5-8 West Kingston, R.I. Chariho

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2008

5

1

0

1

1.000

1

0

1

0

0

0

TOTAL

5

1

0

1

1.000

1

0

1

0

0

0

2008 (Freshman): Played in four matches for Rhody… Recorded a dig against Towson (8/29) and a kill against Duquesne (10/11). Before URI: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner at Chariho H.S... Three-year captain (2005-07)... Third Team All-Division 1 South selection as a senior... Also received three varsity letters in track and field and played basketball for four years (two varsity letters)... Vice President of National Honor Society (2006-07)... Also was a member to class council, prom committee, interact club, surf club, and Chariho Community Service Program... Recipient of the 2006 President’s Gold Award. Personal: Born October 4, 1989... Daughter of Susan and Jack McLaughlin... Has a brother, James... Serves as an officer of Phi Eta Sigma and is a member of URI women’s ultimate Frisbee team... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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SOPHOMORES

LINDSAY POTTS Sophomore • Outside Hitter 5-10 San Antonio, Texas Douglas MacArthur

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2008

7

2

0

3

.667

1

2

6

1

1

2

TOTAL

7

2

0

3

.667

1

2

6

1

1

2

2008 (Freshman): Played in five matches recording two kills, six digs, and two aces. Before URI: Was a four-year starter and two-year captain (2006-07) at Douglas MacArthur... Earned first team all-district honors in 2007-08... Was a second-team selection as a junior and sophomore... Also earned NEISD and Northside ISD All-Tournament Team honors... 2006 Northside Invitational All-Tournament Team selection... Garnered all-district honorable mention accolades in 2005... Member of Alamo Volleyball Club which placed first at the Northern Lights Regional Qualifier and second at both Lone Star Classic and Vegas Classic... Member of 2005 Lone Star Regional Champion with Alamo... Earned academic all-district honors as a junior and senior... Member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sign Language Club, and Peer Tutoring for Alternative Learning Environment students. Personal: Born November 8, 1989... Daughter of Audie and Bryan Potts... Has a brother, Brandon, and a sister, Mallory... Volunteers at Fishing Under the Bridge, an organization which helps to feed the homeless, as well as at Elf Louise, which collects, wraps and distributes holiday toys to under privileged children in San Antonio... Majoring in Biology.

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KAYLA WILSON Sophomore • Outside Hitter 6-0 Santa Monica, Calif. Marymount

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP

K

E

TA

PCT.

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2008

108

194

79

571

.201

5

0

52

3

31

34

TOTAL

108

194

79

571

.201

5

0

52

3

31

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2008 (Freshman): Posted 194 kills (1.80 kills per game), 52 digs, and 34 blocks in 28 matches on her way to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team… Reached 10 or more kills in seven games… Recorded six kills and seven digs against University of Delaware (10/17)… Put up nine kills and four digs in a 3-2 victory over Boston College (9/6). Before URI: Helped Marymount win consecutive California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Championships in 2005 (Division 4 AA) and 2006 (Division 1 A)... Earned all-league honors in 2006... Was a member of Sunshine 18-1 Volleyball Club team which captured first-place at the 2008 SCVA Las Vegas Classic Tournament... Also helped lead team to a third-place finish at the Junior Olympics 15-National Division in 2006, and a second-place finish at the 2005 AAU National Beach Volleyball Tournament (15’s Division)... California Scholarship Federation (CSF) student each semester at Marymount... Recipient of Academic Achievement Award for biology, pre-calculus and English II. Personal: Born October 3, 1990... Daughter of Susan and Kirk Wilson, who played football at UCLA... Aunt, Mary Reilly Mcllwain, is a member of the United States Table Tennis Hall of Fame... Volunteers at the St. Joseph’s Center, which serves as a learning center for underprivledged children... Majoring in Business.

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NEWCOMERS CHELSEA BOYLE

CANDICE KOLKKA

Sophomore • Defensive Specialist 5-5 Cumberland, R.I. Mt. St. Charles Academy

Sophomore • Setter 5-10 Clovis, Calif. Buchanan

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Before URI: Played two seasons at the University of New England (2007-08) where she played in 189 games... In 2007, she recorded 155 digs and 16 service aces... The following year, she totaled 343 digs and 17 service aces... Helped her team reach the ECAC Semifinals as a sophomore... In the classroom, she was selected to the Dean's List three times... Attended Mount Saint Charles Academy where she was a three-year member of the volleyball team, serving as the team captain in 2006... Selected All-State twice. Personal: Born April 21, 1989... Daughter of Mark and Robin Boyle... Has one brother Marley... Enjoys surfing, skiing and watching sports... Lists her favorite athlete as Jon Lester and her favorite teams as the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Before URI: Spent one season at Hawai'i Pacific University where she served as the starting setter... Attended Buchanan High School (2004-07) and helped her squad to four straight league titles... Named All-City in each of her four seasons at BHS... Received the Coaches Award as senior... Recorded 35 assists in the Valley Conference Championship match in 2007. Personal: Born May 25, 1989... Daughter of Fran and Ron Kolkka... Has two sisters Cassandra and Christine... Enjoys road trips, dancing and writing poetry... Lists her favorite athlete as Michael Jordan and her favorite teams as the Cleveland Indians, Boston Celtics, Toronto Maple Leafs... Majoring in Communications.

SYDNEY DANNER Freshman • Middle Blocker 6-2 Prairie Village, Kan. Shawnee

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Before URI: Selected All-Sunflower League in each of her four years at Shawnee Mission East High School earning Honorable Mention as a freshman, Second-Team as a sophomore and junior and First-Team honors as a senior... Helped the Lancers to a pair of Kansas Class 6A Sub-State runner-up titles during her freshman and sophomore seasons... As a junior, Danner helped guide SMEHS to a perfect league record and the Kansas 6A State Championship. Personal: Born January 28, 1991... Daughter of Jenni and Dean Danner... Has one brother Max... Enjoys traveling, cooking, art and swimming... Lists her favorite team as the Boston Red Sox... Her father Dean played basketball at Kansas State.

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NEWCOMERS ZOE LOWE

KRISTEN PICARD

Freshman • Defensive Specialist 5-8 Branford, Conn. Branford

Junior • Defensive Specialist 5-6 Woonsocket, R.I. Bishop Fehan

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Before URI: Spent three years on the Branford High School varsity volleyball team where she helped the squad to a pair of league championships (2007 and 2008)... As a senior, she was named AllLeague and team Most Valuable Player. Personal: Born June 21, 1991... Daughter of Patrick and Kathryn Lowe... Plans on majoring in Marine Affairs.

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Before URI: Walked on the team in the spring of 2009 after serving as the team's manager in the fall of 2008... Three-year letterwinner... Selected as to the Pawtucket Times All-Star team as a senior... Named Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior. Personal: Born April 4, 1989... Daughter of Roger and Diane Picard... Has an older sister Nicole and a younger sister Caitlyn... Older sister Nicole played on the Providence College volleyball team in 2007... Majoring in Communications and Public Relations.... Minioring in music.

ANNIE NELSON Freshman • Setter 5-8 Rockford, Ill. Rockford Lutheran

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Before URI: Joins the squad after serving as a four-year starting setter at Rockford Lutheran High School in Rockford, Ill... Spent four years as the squad's floor captain... During her freshman campaign, Nelson helped RLHS win the Big Northern West Regional Championship... Earned First-Team all conference honors during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Personal: Born October 27, 1990... Has one older sister Abbey... Lists her favorite team as the Chicago Cubs... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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NEWCOMERS ASHLEY TENNANT

RACHEL ZARAZAN

Freshman • Right Side 5-9 Long Beach, Calif. Valley Christian Cerritos

Freshman • Outside Hitter 6-0 Southlake, Texas Southlake Carroll

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Before URI: Served as the team captain in 2007-08... Three-year letterwinner... Helped guide the team to three straight top 3 league finishes... Named Most Valuable Player of Valley Christian... Received the Senior Athletic Award... Selected first team All-League in 2007 and 2008... Twotime receptiant of the league's Exceptional Achievemment Award... Three-time All-Academic honoree off the court. Personal: Born February 25, 1991... Daughter of Richard and Sharon Tennant... Enjoys music and sporting events... Lists her favorite team as the Los Angeles Dodgers... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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Before URI: Served as the team captain as a senior... Named to the All-District team in 2007-08... Helped her high school squad to three straight district championships (2006-08)... Selected Academic All-District team (2006-08). Personal: Born October 4, 1990... Daughter of Maggie and Dan Zarazan... Has two older siblings, Becca and Kyle... Her brother Kyle is a 2007 graduate of Kansas State University, while her sister Becca is a graduate of Kansas University... Majoring in Marketing.

LAUREN WONG Freshman • Middle Blocker 6-1 Great Falls, Va. Dominion

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Before URI: Served as the team captain for two seasons... Three varsity letterwinner... Selected All-District as a senior... Voted the team's Most Valuable Player following her senior year... Played on the Virginia Elite club team... Her club team captured the USA Volleyball Regional Championship in four-consecutive seasons (2006-09)... Held a 3.85 grade point average in the classroom and was a member of the National Honor Society (2007-09) Personal: Born Febrruary 18, 1991... Daughter of Ivan and Barbara Wong... Has two younger brothers, Robert and Eric... Enjoys swimming and watching TV Dramas... Majoring in Biology.

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ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE... On March 2, 1975, the idea of what is now the Atlantic 10 Conference was conceived. What

started as an eight-school, men’s basketball-only affiliation has grown into a 14-university, 21-sport league that is universally hailed as one of the best conferences in the country. That growth and prominence is a direct result of the ideals and commitments of the member institutions of the Atlantic 10 - the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, and Xavier University. The presidents and chancellors of Atlantic 10 institutions have made a strong commitment to making the academic and athletics equation work. Over the years, the league membership has strived to better recognize the academic accomplishments of its student-athletes. In doing so, the Atlantic 10 instituted the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which cites every Atlantic 10 student-athlete with a 3.5 or better semester grade point average. Nearly 1,200 student-athletes were named to the Fall 2008 Honor Roll and over 1,100 were named to the Spring 2009 Honor Roll. The league sponsors Academic All-Conference teams in each of its sports and honors one student-athlete per sport as the A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year. In 2008-09, over 180 student-athletes earned Academic All-Conference recognition. In addition, the league names a male and female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in each A-10 sport. The Atlantic 10 also provides postgraduate scholarship grants to qualified student-athletes. The Atlantic 10 Conference, with a total population of nearly 74 million people within its geographic footprint of eight states and the District of Columbia, will crown champions in 21 sports this year: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball.

ATLANTIC 10 STAFF DIRECTORY

Commissioner ...................................................................................Bernadette V. McGlade Associate Commissioner ..........................................................................Debbie Richardson Associate Commissioner ....................................................................................... Ed Pasque Assistant Commissioner ................................................................................... Megan Kahn Assistant Commissioner .................................................................................Stephen Haug Director of New Media and Internet .......................................................... AnnMarie Person Assistant Director of Championships ................................................................... Brad Jones

ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE 230 South Broad Street, Suite 1700 Philadelphia, Pa. 19102

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2008 SEASON REVIEW 2008 ATLANTIC 10 AWARDS Player of the Year ......................................................................................... Sammi McCloud (Saint Louis) Setter of the Year .............................................................................................Whitney Roth (Saint Louis) Libero of the Year .............................................................................................. Carly Romberg (Charlotte) Rookie of the Year ...........................................................................Alyssa Valentine (George Washington) Coach of the Year ...............................................................................................Anne Kordes (Saint Louis) Student-Athlete of the Year ..............................................................Maggie Wright (George Washington)

ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM MB - Bethany Akerhielm (UD), Lindsay Fletemier (UD), Sally Warning (SLU) OH - Bridget Fonke (SLU), Sammi McCloud (SLU), Yun Yi Zhang (TU) S - Whitney Roth (SLU)

ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM L - Carly Romberg (CHA) MH - Christi Griffiths (FOR), Katie Wells (FOR) OH - Leah Hill (GW), Liz Moult (GW), Kelly Ruth (XU) RS - Hillary Otte (XU)

2008 ATLANTIC 10 FINAL STANDINGS EAST George Washington Fordham Temple Charlotte La Salle

--Atlantic 10-W L 9 4 6 7 6 7 3 10 1 12

Pct. .692 .462 .462 .231 .077

W 19 18 15 12 6

--Overall-L 11 16 15 17 24

Pct. .633 .529 .500 .414 .200

WEST Saint Louis* Dayton * Xavier RHODE ISLAND Duquesne

--Atlantic 10-W L Pct. 13 0 1.000 11 2 .846 8 5 .615 5 8 .385 3 10 .231

W 29 21 16 14 15

--Overall-L 5 13 15 14 14

Pct. .853 .618 .516 .500 .517

* 2008 NCAA Tournament Participant

2008 ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT Nov. 21-23, St. Louis, Mo.

HONORABLE MENTION

NOV. 21 - FIRST ROUND

OH - Nicole Bateman (DAY), Caitlyn Welsh (URI)

#3 George Washington 3, #6 Fordham 0 #4 Xavier 3, #2 Temple 2

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

NOV. 22 - SEMIFINALS

DS - Valerie Akerhielm (DAY) L - Megan Arend (FOR) MB - Kathryn Traut (XU) MH - Liz Homan (DUQ) OH - Leah Leventhal (CHA), Tricia Mullen (DUQ) RS - Kayla Wilson (URI) S - Alyssa Valentine (GW)

#2 Dayton 3, #3 George Washington 0 #1 Saint Louis 3, #4 Xavier 0

NOV. 22 - CHAMPIONSHIP #1 Saint Louis 3, #2 Dayton 0

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Bridget Fonke (SLU)

Almo Arroyo (CHA), Christa Dominik (LAS), Jill Quayle (XU), Whitney Roth (SLU), Kelly Ruth (XU), Maggie Wright (GW)

ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Bethany Akerhielm (UD), Whitney Behrens (SLU), Lindsay Fletemier (UD), Bridget Fonke (SLU), Tiffany Gaerke (UD), Sammi McCloud (SLU), Whitney Roth (SLU)

Caitlyn Welsh - 2008 Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention Team member.

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ALL-TIME RECORDS HITTING PERCENTAGE Match Season Career

KILLS Match Season Career Career Avg.

ASSISTS Match Season Career Career Avg.

ACES Match Season Career Career Avg.

PCT. 1.000 .393 .339

NAME Dee Dee Hull Sue Scott Christine Gallery

DATE vs. New Mexico (9/25/85) 1985 1984-85; 1987

PCT. 36 36 584 1,637 4.46

NAME Sue Scott Christie Wilson Kengy Gardiner Kengy Gardiner Sue Scott

DATE vs. Oregon (9/19/85) vs. Duquesne 11/6/99 1991 1988-91 1982-85

NO. 89 1,476 5,897 12.4

NAME Britta Feldman Jessica Salmans Jessica Salmans Dee Dee Hull

DATE vs. Temple (10/14/2000) 1997 1994-97 1982-85

DIGS Match Season Career Career Avg.

BLOCK SOLO Match Season Career

BLOCK ASSISTS Match Season Career Career Avg.

NO. 33 392 1,378 2.90

NAME Lesie Wiekamp Kengy Gardiner Jessica Salmans Sue Scott

NO. 7 33 92

NAME Negris Agi Carrie Gangl Carrie Gangl

DATE vs. Rutgers (11/14/92) 1995 1994-97

NO. 15 158 434 1.31

NAME Carrie Gangl Carrie Gangl Carrie Gangl Michelle Drerup

DATE vs. Dayton (10/11/96) 1996 1994-97 1986-89

ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT RECORDS NO. 11 76 212 0.70

NAME Sue Scott Sue Scott Kengy Gardiner Ginny O’Brien

Sue Scott had a school-record 36 kills against Oregon in 1985.

DATE vs. New Mexico (9/26/85) 1985 1988-91 1984-84

Sue Scott Carrie Gangl Carrie Gangl

CATEGORY Aces/Championship Blocks/Match Blocks/Champiosnhip

NO. 8 12 18

DATE vs. Central Conn. (9/23/06) 1991 1994-97 1982-85

DATE 1995 vs. Temple (11/29/97) 1997

Carrie Gangl recorded a school-record 92 solo blocks from 1994-97.

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ALL-TIME RECORDS TEAM RECORDS

CATEGORY Wins Winning Percentage Win Streak Hitting Percentage Per Game Kills Per Game Assists Per Game Aces Per Game Digs Per Game Blocks Per Game

NO. (SEASON TOTAL) 39 .889 (32-4) 26 .345 16.61 (1,678) 15.2 (1,816) 2.7 (273) 15.5 (1,706) 3.47 (608)

ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT RECORDS

CATEGORY Hitting Pct./Match Blocks/Match

NO. .537 21

ATLANTIC 10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kengy Gardiner Sue Scott

ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Nergis Agi Dawn Banket Christine Gallery Kris Normandin Jessica Salmans Julia Schlecht

ALL-ATLANTIC 10 TEAM

PLAYER Nergis Agi Dawn Bankett Dawn Banket Yolanda Bogacz Amy Bruscia Amy Bruscia Michelle Drerup Michelle Drerup Michelle Fulton Christine Gallery Christine Gallery Carrie Gangl Dianne Garceau Kengy Gardiner Kengy Gardiner Sue Consavage Dee Dee Hull Dee Dee Hull Amy Kauppila Lisa Lieb Lauren Maselli Angela McHenry Kaleena Miller Kayla Newberg Kim Normandin Kim Normandin Ginny O’Brien Sabrina Pozzi Christa Rosa Jessica Salmans Christy Sandefur Julia Schecht Sue Scott Caitlyn Welsh Chelsea Wisz

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HONOR First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team Rookie Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Honorable Mention Rookie Team

YEAR 1977 1976 1977 1984 1976 1996 1989 2008 1988

OPPONENT (DATE) vs. George Washington (11/17/84) vs. Temple (11/29/97)

1991 1985

1989 1985 1984 1992 1994 1999

YEAR 1992 1986; 1988 1985; 1987 2001 1992 1991 1989 1987 2002 1987-88 1985 1997 1985 1990-91 1989 1994 1984 1985 2003 1991 1996 1998 2002; 2004 2007 1995 1994 1984 1992-93 1993 1995-97 1989-90 1999 1984-85 2008 2004

Leslie Wiekamp Christie Wilson Kayla Wilson Ivy Zuidhof

Rookie Team First Team Rookie Team Honorable Mention

ATLANTIC 10 WEEKLY HONORS

PLAYER Nergis Agi Nergis Agi Nicholle Becker Yolanda Bogacz Karla Bragg Amy Bruscia Sue Consavage Michelle Drerup

AWARD Rookie Player Player Player Player Player Rookie Player

Brooke Ecklund

Rookie

Christine Gallery

Player

Carrie Gangl Kengy Gardiner

Player Player

Amy Kauppila Amy Knebel Lauren Maselli Angela McHenry Cheri Melson Kaleena Miller Kris Normandin Kris Normandin Sabrina Pozzi Kim Reitman Christa Rosa Jessica Salmans

Player Rookie Player Player Rookie Player Rookie Player Rookie Rookie Player Rookie

Julie Schlecht

Rookie

Sue Scott Julianna Valencia Caitlyn Welsh Christie Wilson Chelsea Wisz

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Player Player Co-Player Player Rookie

2005 1999 2008 2006

DATE 9/25/89; 11/6/89; 11/13/89 10/1/90; 10/20/91; 10/4/92 11/9/97 10/22/01 9/23/96; 9/8/97 10/6/91 10/20/91; 10/27/91 11/1/87; 9/18/89; 10/16/89; 10/30/89 9/10/01; 10/8/01; 10/15/01; 11/12/01 9/12/88; 9/26/88; 10/3/88;10/17/88; 10/24/88 10/28/96 9/13/87; 9/10/90; 9/24/90; 11/12/90; 9/15/91; 9/29/91; 10/27/91 9/29/03 9/21/98 9/16/96; 10/21/96; 11/18/96 10/7/96; 9/14/98 9/22/97;11/2/97 10/27/03 10/18/92 11/13/94; 9/11/95; 10/23/95 10/4/92 10/2/89 9/26/93 9/25/94; 10/2/94; 10/16/94; 10/30/94 9/13/99; 9/27/99; 10/25/99; 11/8/99; 11/15/99; 11/22/99 9/15/85; 9/22/85 9/23/02; 11/18/02 10/27/08 9/27/99; 11/18/99 9/20/04; 9/27/04


ALL-TIME RECORDS ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT MVP Kengy Gardiner Amy Bruscia Jessica Salmans

1991 1992 1993

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Dawn Banket Karla Bragg-McDermont Amy Bruscia Sue Consavage Jane Creek Michelle Drerup Christine Gallery Kengy Gardiner Dee Dee Hull Lauren Maselli Kris Normandin Sabrina Pozzi Jessica Salmans Cristy Sandefur Scut Scott

1986 1997 1992 1992 1987 1989 1988 1989-92 1984-85 1996 1995 1992 1995-97 1988 1982-85

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Yolanda Bogacz Amy Knebel Amy Kauppila Jessica Salmans Ivy Zuidhof

1999-2001 1999 2003 1996-97 2006

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT I Yolanda Bogacz Amy Kauppila Amy Knebel

VOLLEYBALL MONTHLY ALL-AMERICAN

Kengy Gardiner

AVCA ALL-REGION

PLAYER Yolanda Bogacz Kengy Gardiner Lauren Maselli Jessica Salmans Christie Wilson

Yolanda Bogacz

2001

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA Michelle Drerup

1989

TEAM First Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team

AVCA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Lauren Maselli

DISTRICT I ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Julie Schecht

NIVC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Kris Normandin Jessica Salmans

RIAIAW ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Kengy Gardiner Jessicsa Salmans

ATLANTIC 10 STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

1999-01 2003 1999

U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL MEDAL

Kengy Gardiner Sue Scott

URI-WINIFRED KEANEY AWARD Kengy Gardiner Lauren Maselli Jessica Salmans Sue Scott Christie Wilson

1991

YEAR 2001 1991 1996 1996-97 1999

1996

1999

1995 1995

1991 1997

1990 1986

1992 1997 1998 1986 2000

Jessica Salmans was named RIAIAW Athlete of the Year in 1997.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1975 Springfield Connecticut Central Connecticut Westfield Southern Massachusetts MIT Bridgeport Keene Northeastern Bridgewater State Barrington Connecticut State

10-2 (.833) L, 0-2 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0

Art Carmichael 9-15, 7-15 13-15, 11-9, 14-12 15-8, 13-15, 15-5 15-8, 15-5 16-14, 15-2 15-3, 12-14, 8-15 15-1, 15-7 15-3, 15-7 15-8, 13-15, 15-4 15-12, 15-8 15-5, 12-15, 15-5 15-11, 15-12

1976 32-4 (.889) Art Carmichael Central Connecticut ! W, 2-0 15-6, 16-14 Cortland ! L, 0-2 8-15, 8-15 Brooklyn ! W, 2-0 15-4, 15-5 Brockport ! W, 2-0 15-8, 15-10 Oneonta ! W, 2-0 15-11, 15-3 Eastern Connecticut W, 1-0 15-5 Southern Connecticut W, 1-0 15-2 Barrington W, 2-0 15-5, 15-6 Maine W, 3-2 8-15, 7-15, 15-8, 15-13, 15-12 Central Connecticut W, 2-1 15-9, 9-15, 15-9 Bryant W, 2-1 7-15, 15-4, 15-13 Connecitcut W, 3-1 15-2, 15-7, 9-15, 15-7 Bridgeport W, 2-0 15-12, 15-10 Vermont W, 2-0 15-11, 15-6 Westfield W, 2-1 15-3, 11-15, 15-9 New Hampshire W, 3-1 15-0, 15-7, 5-15, 15-2 Northeastern W, 2-0 15-10, 15-8 Eastern Nazarene W, 2-1 12-15, 15-2, 15-4 Rhode Island College * W, 2-0 15-3, 15-4 Brown * W, 2-1 15-3, 10-15, 15-4 Brown * W, 2-0 15-10, 15-11 Brown W, 2-0 15-5, 15-7 Connecticut College W, 2-0 15-8, 15-3 Princeton # W, 2-0 15-11, 15-6 Bridgeport # W, 2-0 15-3, 15-3 Salisbury State # W, 2-1 12-15, 15-6, 15-9 Delaware # L, 0-2 L, 10-15, 6-15 Towson # W, 2-0 15-10, 15-10 East Stroudsburg # W, 2-1 10-15, 15-3, 17-15 Springfield W, 2-0 15-5, 15-8 Massachusetts W, 2-0 15-1, 15-7 Bridgewater State W, 2-0 15-7, 15-10 Delaware L, 0-2 9-15, 11-15 ! Central Connecticut Invitational (New Britain, Conn.) * Barrington State Championships (Barrington, R.I.) # Delaware Tournament (Newark, Del.) 1977 39-16 (.710) Providence W, 2-0 Rhode Island College W, 2-0 Brooklyn * W, 2-0 Connecticut * W, 2-0 Hofstra * W, 2-0 Southern Connecticut * W, 2-0 Central Connecticut St. * W, 2-0 Holy Cross W, 2-0 Barrington W, 2-0 Smith W, 2-0 Springfield W, 2-1 New Hampshire W, 2-0 Connecticut W, 2-0 Central Connecticut St. W, 2-1 Bridgeport W, 2-1 Brockport (N.Y.) W, 2-0 East Stroudsburg L, 1-2 Cortland State L, 0-2 Temple& L, 1-2

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Art Carmichael 15-4, 15-3 15-2, 15-9 15-0, 15-5 15-1, 15-12 15-1, 15-11 15-13, 16-14 15-4, 11-9 15-2, 15-5 15-10, 15-8 15-4, 15-12 13-15, 16-14, 15-12 15-1, 15-9 15-1, 15-8 15-11, 8-15, 15-9 15-4, 11-15, 15-6 15-3, 16-14 15-5, 14-16, 3-15 12-15, 10-15 12-15, 15-10, 13-15

Princeton& L, 1-2 11-15, 17-15, 14-16 Cortland State& W, 2-0 15-7, 15-7 Maryland& L, 0-2 9-15, 10-15 Virginia Commonwealth& W, 2-1 13-15, 15-7, 16-14 Southern Connecticut& L, 0-2 9-15, 11-15 Connecticut W, 3-0 16-14, 15-3, 15-5 Westfield State W, 3-0 15-4, 15-3, 15-7 Boston University W, 2-0 15-2, 15-7 Massachusetts W, 2-0 15-1, 15-5 Keene State W, 2-0 15-6, 15-9 Bridgewater State W, 3-0 15-8, 15-1, 15-2 Southern Conn. State ^ L, 1-2 11-15, 15-2, 9-11 MIT ^ W, 2-0 13-11, 14-7 Maine ^ W, 2-0 15-9, 15-13 Maryland ^ L, 1-2 15-13, 7-15, 13-15 Springfield ^ W, 2-0 15-11, 15-9 Maryland ^ L, 0-2 5-15, 7-15 East Stroudsburg ^ ! W, 1-0 15-8 Providence $ W, 2-0 15-7, 15-7 Barrington $ W, 2-0 15-1, 15-6 Rhode Island College $ W, 2-0 15-2, 15-3 Brown $ W, 2-0 15-5, 15-13 Bryant $ W, 1-0 15-12 Rhode Island College $ W, 2-0 15-1, 15-1 Brown $ W, 2-0 15-5, 15-13 Brockport % W, 2-0 15-5, 15-12 Temple % L, 1-2 9-15, 15-10, 11-15 Connecticut % W, 2-0 15-7, 15-10 Southern Connecticut % W, 2-0 17-15, 16-14 Temple % W, 2-1 15-9, 9-15, 15-7 Maryland % L, 1-3 15-13, 13-15, 7-15, 12-15 Washington State @ L, 0-2 9-15, 6-15 Ball State @ L, 1-2 16-14, 15-0, 15-9 Southwest Missouri @ L, 0-2 2-15, 2-15 Alabama @ L, 1-2 7-15, 15-12, 1-15 Hawaii @ L, 0-2 0-15, 4-15 * Central Connecticut Tournament (New Britain, Conn.) # Cortland Invitational (Cortland, N.Y.) & Delaware Invitational (Newark, Del.) ^ Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ! One-game playoff for third-place $ Rhode Island AIAW Volleyball Championship % EAIAW Large College Volleyball Championship (Oswego, N.Y.) @ National AIAW Volleyball Championship (Provo, Utah) 1978 Rhode Island College Providence Oneonta ! Central Connecticut ! Southern Conn. State ! Springfield Barrington McGill # Delaware # Cincinnati # Mount St. Joseph # Salisbury State $ Pittsburgh $ Immaculata $ Ohio State $ Delaware $ Navy $ Boston University New Haven New Hampshire Connecticut Bridgewater St. Southern Conn. State Vermont * Yale *

29-13 (.690) W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 W, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0

Art Carmichael 15-7, 15-7 15-12, 13-15, 15-8 16-18, 15-10, 15-5 15-10, 15-5 8-15, 14-16 15-14, 15-7 15-1, 15-12 15-3, 15-9 5-15, 14-15 4-15, 3-15 6-15, 8-15 15-5, 15-7 5-15, 4-15 15-7, 9-15, 15-9 10-15, 5-15 15-13, 14-16, 15-7 6-15, 10-15 15-8, 15-4 15-12, 15-8 15-12, 15-12 16-14, 15-6 15-7, 11-15, 8-15, 15-7, 15-2 15-9, 14-16, 15-10, 11-15, 15-7 15-10, 15-9 15-8, 15-6

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Rutgers * L, 0-2 3-15, 3-15 Springfield * L, 0-2 10-15, 5-15 Southern Conn. State W, 1-0 18-16, 15-11 Rutgers * L, 0-2 11-15, 9-15 Brown W, 3-1 15-5, 8-15, 15-11, 15-12 Northeastern W, 2-0 15-3, 15-7 Eastern Nazarene W, 2-0 15-9, 15-3 Barrington ^ W, 2-0 15-6, 15-2 Providence ^ W, 2-0 15-8, 15-13 Brown ^ W, 2-0 15-8, 15-10 Rhode Island College ^ W, 2-0 15-8, 15-1 Barrington ^ W, 2-0 15-4, 15-6 Providence ^ W, 2-0 15-8, 15-12 Pennsylvania % W, 1-1-1 15-5, 15-15, 15-11 Edinboro % L, 1-2 10-15, 15-13, 6-15 Maryland % L, 0-2 8-15, 8-15 Southern Conn. State % L, 1-2 12-15, 15-7, 12-15 ! Central Connecticut Invitational (New Britain, Conn.) # Princeton Invitational (Princeton, N.J.) $ Delaware Invitational (Newark, Del.) * Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ^ Rhode Island Championship % Eastern Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Tournament 1979 24-25-3 (.490) Providence L, 0-2 Massachusetts W, 2-1 Connecticut W, 2-0 Fairleigh Dickinson W, 2-1 Providence L, 0-2 Boston College W, 2-1 Youngstown St. ! W, 2-0 Temple ! W, 2-1 Pennsylvania ! L, 1-2 Penn State ! L, 0-2 Colgate # W, 2-1 Temple # L, 0-2 Columbia # W, 1-1-1 Syracuse # W, 2-1 George Washington # L, 0-2 New Hampshire W, 3-2 Eastern Connecticut W, 2-0 Oneonta W, 2-0 Temple L, 0-2 New Haven W, 2-0 Southern Conn. State L, 0-2 Salem State W, 2-0 Northeastern W, 2-0 Southern Conn. State L, 1-2 Princeton W, 2-1 Delaware L, 1-2 William & Mary L, 0-2 George Washington W, 2-0 Springfield L, 0-2 Navy L, 0-2 Pittsburgh $ L, 0-2 West Virginia $ L, 0-2 George Washington $ W, 3-1 North Carolina State $ L, 0-2 East Carolina $ L, 1-2 East Stroudsburg % W, 2-1 George Washington % L, 1-2 Maine % W, 2-0 New Hampshire % W, 2-0 Navy % L, 1-2 New Haven % L, 0-2 Brown ^ T, 1-1 Bryant ^ T, 1-1 Barrington ^ W, 2-0 Rhode Island College ^ W, 2-0 Providence ^ T, 1-1 Brown ^ W, 2-0

Art Carmichael 9-15, 14-16 15-9, 11-15, 15-9 16-14, 15-12 14-16, 15-13, 15-12 10-15, 10-15 15-6, 10-15, 15-4 15-11, 15-10 15-10, 7-15, 15-4 15-10, 6-15, 8-15 4-15, 9-15 13-15, 15-13, 15-11 9-15, 9-15 15-15, 12-15, 15-1 15-7, 11-15, 15-10 4-15, 8-15 15-11, 10-15, 15-6, 12-15, 15-8 15-11, 15-5 16-14, 15-3 11-15, 11-15 15-5, 15-3 13-15, 6-15 15-4, 15-8 15-1, 15-9 15-10, 12-15, 11-15 11-15, 15-4, 15-10 4-15, 14-16, 16-18 2-15, 8-15 15-13, 15-5 3-15, 13-15 11-15, 7-15 6-15, 9-15 13-15, 13-15 15-12, 7-15, 15-10, 18-17 14-16, 9-15 15-4, 14-16, 16-18 15-11, 13-15, 17-15 15-7, 4-15, 12-15 15-10, 15-6 15-2, 15-6 4-15, 15-8, 11-15 11-15, 10-15 15-9, 9-15 6-15, 15-9 15-8, 15-2 15-4, 15-0 12-15, 15-6 15-11, 15-11


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Providence ^ Pittsburgh * Penn State * Georgetown * Rutgers *

L, 0-2 2-15, 12-15 L, 0-2 9-15, 7-15 L, 0-2 4-15, 14-16 L, 0-2 5-15, 5-15 L, 0-2 9-15, 8-15 ! Pittsburgh Invitational (Pittsburgh, Pa.) # Temple Invitational (Philadelphia, Pa.) $ Maryland Invitational (College Park, Md.) % Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ^ Rhode Island Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Tournament * Eastern Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Tournament

1980 28-21 (.571) Art Carmichael/Judy Raney Keene State ! W, 2-0 15-10, 15-5 Maine ! W, 2-0 15-3, 15-6 New Hampshire ! W, 2-0 15-2, 15-2 Providence ! W, 2-1 15-12, 10-15, 15-10 Hofstra # L, 1-2 15-6, 7-15, 10-15 Providence # L, 0-2 7-15, 10-15 Springfield # W, 2-1 16-14, 13-15, 15-1 Springfield # W, 1-0 15-9 Hofstra # L, 0-1 11-15 Delaware $ L, 1-2 15-13, 11-15, 14-16 Pittsburgh $ L, 0-2 6-15, 13-15 American $ W, 2-0 15-6, 15-2 Hofstra $ W, 2-0 15-13, 15-13 Southern Conn. State L, 0-2 6-15, 9-15 Connecticut % W, 2-1 15-9, 13-15, 15-9 Syracuse % W, 2-1 5-15, 15-9, 15-8 West Virginia % W, 2-0 15-12, 15-13 Providence % L, 0-2 10-15, 7-15 Connecticut % W, 2-1 15-11, 9-15, 15-13 Massachusetts % L, 1-2 10-15, 15-8, 9-15 Penn State ^ L, 1-2 2-15, 15-10, 4-15 West Virginia ^ W, 2-1 9-15, 15-9, 15-6 Fairleigh Dickinson ^ W, 2-0 15-3, 15-6 George Washington ^ L, 1-2 12-15, 15-7, 6-15 Maryland ^ L, 1-2 15-9, 11-15, 7-15 Georgetown& L, 1-2 15-12, 8-15, 11-15 James Madison& L, 1-2 5-15, 15-7, 9-15 Pennsylvania& W, 2-0 15-10, 15-13 Princeton& L, 1-2 15-6, 8-15, 13-15 William & Mary& W, 2-0 15-12, 15-9 Pennsylvania& L, 1-2 15-13, 13-15, 13-15 Georgetown * W, 2-0 15-10, 15-11 East Carolina * W, 2-1 15-11, 9-15, 15-11 Navy * W, 2-0 15-9, 15-7 Penn State * L, 0-2 13-15, 9-15 Temple * L, 0-2 2-15, 10-15 Central Connecticut * * W, 2-0 15-6, 15-13 Temple * * W, 2-1 13-15, 16-15, 15-5 Rutgers * * L, 0-2 10-15, 9-15 Delaware * * L, 0-2 14-15, 3-15 Springfield * * L, 0-2 9-15, 8-15 Southern Conn. State * * L, 0-2 9-15, 14-16 Brown ! ! W, 2-0 15-10, 15-13 Rhode Island College ! ! W, 2-0 15-7, 15-4 Providence ! ! W, 2-0 15-13, 15-8 Barrington ! ! W, 2-0 15-3, 15-8 Bryant ! ! W, 2-0 15-6, 15-10 Bryant ! ! W, 2-0 15-8, 15-12 Providence ! ! W, 2-0 15-13, 16-14 ! New Hampshire Tournament (Durham, N.H.) # Providence Invitational (Providence, N.H.) $ Temple Invitational (Philadelphia, Pa.) % Massachusetts Invitational (Amhurst, Mass.) ^ Penn State Invitational (University Park, Pa.) & Delaware Invitational (Newark, Del.) * Maryland Invitational (College Park, Md.) * * Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ! ! Rhode Island Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Tournament

1981 26-15-2 (.634) Bob Schneck Providence ! T, 1-1 15-12, 13-15 Connecticut ! W, 2-0 15-7, 15-9 New Hampshire ! W, 2-0 15-9, 15-10 Massachusetts ! W, 2-0 15-6, 15-5 Hofstra # T, 1-1 15-10, 10-15 Springfield # * * n/a 10-15, 13-15 Providence # L, 0-2 12-15, 11-15 Connecticut # W, 2-0 15-6, 15-6 Lehman $ W, 2-0 15-6, 15-4 Southern Conn. State $ W, 2-1 15-6, 15-13, 8-15 Hartford $ W, 2-0 15-14, 15-12 Central Connecticut $ W, 2-0 15-7, 15-9 Massachusetts $ W, 2-0 15-4, 15-9 Springfield * * n/a 15-13, 15-5 New Haven $ L, 0-2 8-15, 4-15 Queens % W, 2-0 15-1, 15-2 SUNY Cortland % L, 0-2 14-16, 11-15 Ithaca % W, 2-0 15-10, 15-5 Springfield % * * n/a 15-10, 12-15, 13-15 Providence % W, 2-0 15-7, 15-4 Southern Conn. State ^ L, 0-2 4-15, 12-15 Hartford ^ W, 2-0 15-1, 15-5 Army ^ W, 2-0 15-4, 15-7 Providence ^ L, 0-2 9-15, 8-15 Delaware& L, 0-2 2-15, 15-17 Penn State& * * n/a 1-15, 5-15 William & Mary& W, 2-1 14-16, 15-9, 15-10 UMBC& W, 2-0 15-3, 15-0 Maryland& L, 0-2 2-15, 15-17 Temple& L, 0-2 3-15, 8-15 Maryland * L, 0-2 13-15, 8-15 Clemson * L, 1-2 16-14, 9-15, 13-15 American * L, 1-2 11-15, 2-15 Virginia * W, 2-0 15-11, 15-6 West Virginia * W, 2-0 16-14, 16-14 Delaware * W, 2-0 15-10, 15-13 Northeastern # # W, 2-1 7-15, 15-10, 15-7 Temple # # L, 1-0-2 6-15, 15-15, 13-15 New Hampshire # # W, 2-0 15-13, 15-0 New Haven # # W, 2-0 15-3, 15-12 George Washington # # L, 0-2 9-15, 6-15 Providenc # # L, 1-2 6-15, 15-8, 12-15 Roger Williams ! ! W, 2-0 15-11, 15-3 Bryant ! ! W, 2-0 15-1, 15-8 Brown ! ! W, 2-0 15-7, 15-7 Rhode Island College ! ! W, 2-0 15-10, 15-6 Providence ! ! L, 1-1 10-15, 15-13 ! New Hampshire Tournament (Durham, N.H.) # Providence Tournament (Providence, R.I.) $ Central Connecticut Tournament (New Britain, Conn.) % Massachusetts Tournament (Amhurst, Mass.) ^ Southern Conn. State Tournament (New Haven, Conn.) & Delaware Tournament (Newark, Del.) * Maryland Tournament (College Park, Md.) # # Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ! ! Rhode Island Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Tournament * * match not sanctioned by NCAA 1982 Harvard ! Northeastern ! Brown ! Rhode Island College # Springfield # New Hampshire # Syracuse # Providence # Eastern Michigan $ Wayne State $ Indiana $ Eastern Kentucky $

25-21 (.543) W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 L, 0-2

Bob Schneck 12-15, 15-5, 15-10 15-11, 15-7 15-10, 15-6 15-6, 15-9 15-12, 8-15, 15-9 15-5, 15-2 15-3, 9-15, 15-3 15-12, 5-15, 12-15 13-15, 2-15 14-16, 6-15 15-12, 9-15, 15-13 13-15, 5-15

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Eastern Illinois $ L, 0-2 13-15, 10-15 Schoolcraft CC $ W, 2-0 15-10, 15-4 Temple % L, 0-2 5-15, 9-15 West Virginia % L, 0-2 7-15, 7-15 Kent State % W, 2-1 11-15, 15-6, 15-3 Georgetown % L, 0-2 11-15, 11-15 Pittsburgh % L, 1-2 15-6, 13-15, 13-15 Georgetown ^ L, 1-2 15-6, 13-15, 13-15 UMBC ^ W, 2-0 15-13, 15-12 West Virginia ^ W, 2-1 9-15, 15-8, 15-13 Delaware ^ W, 2-1 6-15, 15-8, 15-13 Maryland ^ W, 2-1 15-13, 16-18, 15-11 New York Tech ^ L, 0-2 7-15, 8-15 Georgetown& W, 2-1 16-14, 10-15, 15-13 Delaware& L, 1-2 4-15, 15-6, 10-15 North Carolina& W, 2-0 15-10, 15-13 South Carolina& W, 2-1 15-7, 14-16, 15-5 Penn State& L, 0-2 4-15, 4-15 Pennsylvania * L, 0-2 4-15, 11-15 New Haven * W, 2-1 15-7, 11-15, 15-9 New Hampshire * W, 2-0 15-4, 15-10 Hofstra * W, 2-1 7-15, 18-16, 15-5 Bryant ! ! W, 2-1 11-15, 15-11, 15-4 Providence ! ! W, 2-1 13-15, 15-10, 15-6 Providence ! ! L, 1-2 15-7, 3-15, 6-15 Penn State ! ! L, 0-2 8-15, 17-19 Rutgers ! ! L, 1-2 15-8, 14-16, 7-15 Purdue ! ! L, 0-2 3-15, 8-15 Texas-Arlington ! ! L, 1-2 15-13, 5-15, 5-15 George Washington (A) W, 3-2 15-5, 8-15, 10-15, 15-12, 15-9 Penn State (A) L, 0-2 6-15, 4-15 West Virginia (A) W, 2-0 15-7, 15-8 Temple (A) W, 2-0 15-12, 15-13 Penn State (A) L, 0-2 10-15, 10-15 ! Rhode Island Quad (Kingston, R.I.) # Providence Invitational (Providence, R.I.) $ Eastern Kentucky Invitational (Richmond, Ky.) % West Virginia Tournament (Morgantown, W.Va.) ^ Delaware Invitational (Newark, Del.) & Maryland Invitational (College Park, Md.) * Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ! ! Rhode Island Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Tournament (A) - Atlantic 10 Championship (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1983 Princeton Pennsylvania ! Army ! Princeton ! Rutgers @ Maryland @ Penn State @ Cleveland State @ New York Tech Syracuse # Rider # Pennsylvania # Rutgers # Providence Pittsburgh $ North Carolina State $ Hofstra $ Mississippi $ Kentucky Morehead State % Virginia Tech % Louisville % Cincinnati % Tennessee % Yale ^ New Haven ^ Pennsylvania #

28-15 (.651) W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1

Bob Schneck 15-4, 15-7, 15-9 11-15, 13-15, 4-15 15-11, 15-7, 15-13 15-9, 9-15, 15-11, 15-11 13-15, 9-15, 3-15 5-15, 15-10, 8-15, 8-15 5-15, 3-15, 1-15 15-11, 10-15, 15-11, 16-14 1-15, 15-10, 8-15, 14-16 15-10, 15-13 15-5, 15-11 15-5, 15-9 14-16, 6-15 15-9, 5-15, 13-15, 15-7, 11-15 12-15, 3-15, 15-6, 8-15 15-13, 15-7, 2-15, 15-11 10-15, 15-5, 8-15, 16-14, 15-3 15-10, 16-15, 15-11 15-3, 6-15, 1-15, 4-15 15-5, 15-11, 15-8 15-9, 10-15, 15-1, 15-2 15-10, 15-9, 15-13 15-13, 15-4, 15-9 15-13, 5-15, 4-15, 6-15 15-6, 15-2, 15-0 15-2, 15-8, 15-8 15-10, 15-12, 6-15, 15-5

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1985 26-8 (.765) Bob Schneck Minnesota L, 0-3 7-15, 13-15, 14-16 Providence W, 3-0 15-9, 15-10, 15-10 North Carolina W, 3-0 15-0, 15-11, 15-6 Cal Poly-Pomona ! L, 0-2 13-15, 12-15 Pepperdine ! W, 2-1 10-15, 15-13, 15-12 Cal-State Fullertson ! W, 2-1 13-15, 15-11, 15-12 Cal-Santa Barbara ! L, 0-2 8-15, 9-15 Cal-Riverside ! W, 2-1 16-15, 9-15, 15-13 Southern California ! L, 0-2 9-15, 10-15 Oregon # L, 2-3 14-15, 10-15, 15-10, 16-14, 11-15 Penn State # W, 3-1 14-16, 15-11, 15-1, 15-13 Hofstra # W, 3-0 15-8, 15-5, 15-10 New Mexico $ W, 3-0 15-6, 15-2, 15-10 Southern California $ W, 3-2 15-9, 7-15, 15-2, 11-15, 18-16 Providence W, 3-2 2-15, 15-9, 12-15, 15-9, 15-6 Tennessee W, 3-2 8-15, 15-9, 8-15, 15-12, 15-6 Duke W, 3-2 15-0, 13-15, 15-8, 6-15, 15-6 Georgia W, 3-1 15-11, 16-14, 11-15, 15-6 Bryant % W, 3-0 15-6, 15-7, 15-5 Toledo W, 3-1 13-15, 15-3, 15-11, 15-3 West Virginia W, 3-1 15-3, 15-12, 12-15, 15-9 Hofstra W, 3-0 15-10, 15-11, 15-9 Temple W, 3-0 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 Penn State ^ L, 0-3 2-15, 2-15, 6-15 George Mason ^ W, 3-0 15-6, 15-2, 15-7 1984 26-13 (.667) Bob Schneck Maryland ^ W, 3-0 17-15, 15-2, 16-14 Illinois-Chicago ! W, 3-1 15-11, 10-15, 15-5, 15-11 Cleveland State W, 3-0 15-9, 15-4, 15-10 Southern Illinois ! L, 3-1 5-15, 11-15, 15-12, 5-12 George Washington W, 3-0 15-8, 15-13, 15-7 Northwestern ! L, 0-3 4-15, 2-15, 4-15 Providence W, 3-0 17-15, 15-8, 15-10 DePaul ! W, 3-1 1-15, 15-6, 15-13, 15-3 Rutgers W, 3-0 15-2, 16-14, 15-9 Providence L, 1-3 15-7, 9-15, 9-15, 1-15 New York Tech W, 3-0 15-8, 15-4, 16-14 New Hampshire W, 2-0 15-8, 15-2 West Virginia (A) W, 3-0 15-10, 15-12, 15-9 Boston College W, 2-0 15-6, 15-2 Penn State (A) L, 0-3 12-15, 9-15, 12-15 Connecticut # W, 2-0 15-8, 16-14 Colorado State * L, 0-3 5-15, 8-15, 3-15 Providence # L, 0-2 3-15, 7-15 ! Cal-State Fullerton Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.) Tennessee $ L, 0-3 9-15, 14-16, 8-15 # McDonald's Classic (Kingston, R.I.) Penn State $ L, 0-3 10-15, 15-11, 4-15 $ Durfee's Classic (Kingston, R.I.) Pacific $ L, 0-3 3-15, 7-15, 9-15 % Rhode Island Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women TournaPrinceton W, 3-2 15-3, 16-15, 11-15, 15-17, 15-13 ment New York Tech W, 3-0 15-8, 15-12, 15-12 ^ Penn State Invitational (University Park, Pa.) West Virginia W, 3-1 15-9, 15-3, 13-15, 15-13 (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Morgantown, W.Va.) Rider W, 2-0 15-6, 15-6 * NCAA Tournament New York Tech W, 2-0 15-2, 15-6 Rutgers W, 2-0 15-2, 15-7 1986 12-24 (.333) Bob Schneck Rutgers W, 2-0 15-6, 15-6 Oregon ! L, 1-3 2-15, 3-15, 15-11, 6-15 Providence L, 1-2 7-15, 15-8, 8-15 Nebraska ! L, 0-3 2-15, 2-15, 5-15 Bryant % W, 2-0 15-4, 15-2 San Diego State ! L, 0-3 15-17, 5-15, 8-15 Providence % L, 0-2 9-15, 10-15 Holy Cross W, 3-0 15-11, 15-8, 15-13 Rutgers W, 3-0 15-4, 15-1, 15-10 Montana State # W, 3-2 15-11, 4-15, 15-5, 10-15, 15-3 George Washington W, 3-0 15-13, 15-1, 15-11 Colorado # W, 3-0 15-2, 15-9, 15-0 Maryland W, 3-2 15-10, 12-15, 15-6, 8-15, 15-10 New Mexico # L, 0-3 11-15, 6-15, 7-15 Penn State L, 0-3 12-15, 8-15, 9-15 Temple $ W, 3-1 13-15, 16-15, 15-7, 15-8 George Washington L, 2-3 16-14, 15-9, 13-15, 9-15, 6-15 Texas-Arlington $ L, 0-3 5-15, 4-15, 7-15 Temple W, 3-0 15-9, 15-3, 15-0 Long Beach State& L, 0-3 4-15, 6-15, 8-15 Northeastern W, 2-1 13-15, 15-13, 15-4 Arizona& L, 0-3 4-15, 3-15, 8-15 Syracuse ^ W, 2-0 15-2, 15-6 Illinois State& L, 2-3 16-14, 2-15, 15-6, 11-15, 13-15 Seton Hall ^ W, 2-0 15-8, 15-5 Providence L, 1-3 14-15, 6-15, 15-4, 13-15 New York Tech ^ W, 2-0 15-0, 15-0 Tennessee % L, 0-3 4-15, 11-15, 8-15 MIT ^ W, 2-0 15-8, 15-3 Syracuse % W, 3-1 15-7, 15-4, 11-15, 15-11 Boston College W, 3-0 15-1, 15-3, 15-1 Rutgers % W, 3-1 7-15, 15-9, 15-1, 15-4 New Hampshire W, 3-0 15-2, 15-1, 15-5 West Virginia ^ L, 2-3 14-16, 8-15, 15-12, 16-14, 6-15 Providence L, 1-3 17-19, 15-11, 14-16, 8-15 Southern Missouri State ^ L, 1-3 8-15, 15-13, 5-15, 11-15 Rutgers (A) W, 3-0 15-8, 15-12, 15-13 Miami (Ohio) ^ L, 0-3 5-15, 12-15, 14-16 George Washington (A) W, 3-0 15-7, 16-14, 15-10 Duquesne W, 3-0 15-0, 15-4, 15-8 Penn State (A) L, 0-3 11-15, 4-15, 8-15 Northeastern L, 0-3 12-15, 8-15, 10-15 ! Northwestern Tournament (Evanston, Ill.) Temple W, 3-1 15-9, 15-2, 12-15, 17-15 # Providence Tournament (Providence, R.I.) Massachusetts L, 0-3 2-15, 8-15, 10-15 $ Durfee Classic (Kingston, T.I.) Penn State L, 0-3 4-15, 10-15, 4-15 % Rhode Island Assoc. of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Tournament Providence L, 1-3 10-15, 21-19, 5-15, 4-15 ^ Rutgers Tournament (Piscataway, N.J.) George Washington L, 2-3 15-11, 11-15, 15-13, 10-15, 9-15 (A) Atlantic 10 Championships (Kingston, R.I.) Seton Hall W, 3-0 15-11, 15-5, 15-4 Providence # L, 1-3 8-15, 15-10, 11-15, 5-15 Bryant W, 3-0 15-3, 15-4, 15-9 George Washington& W, 3-0 15-4, 15-8, 15-7 Duke& W, 3-0 n/a Hofstra& W, 3-0 15-6, 15-5, 15-13 Providence W, 3-1 12-15, 15-2, 15-9, 15-8 North Carolina W, 3-0 16-14, 15-7, 17-15 North Carolina State * W, 3-1 15-5, 15-13, 6-15, 15-5 Duke * W, 3-0 15-5, 15-8, 15-9 Georgia * W, 3-1 12-15, 15-7, 15-9, 16-14 Florida State * L, 2-3 12-15, 15-10, 3-15, 15-12, 10-15 West Virginia (A) W, 3-0 15-6, 15-12, 15-5 Penn State (A) L, 0-3 11-15, 5-15, 6-15 Temple (A) L, 1-3 12-15, 15-4, 10-15, 11-15 Rutgers (A) L, 1-3 15-13, 3-15, 13-15, 15-17 George Washington (A) W, 3-0 15-13, 15-7, 15-10 ! Temple Invitational (Philadelphia, Pa.) @ Penn State Invitational (University Park, Pa.) # Princeton Invitational (Princeton, N.J.) $ Pittsburgh Invitational (Pittsburgh, Pa.) % Tennessee Invitational (Knoxville, Tenn.) ^ Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) & George Washington Invitational (Washington, D.C.) * North Carolina State Invitational (Raleigh, N.C.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Washington, D.C.)

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W, 3-1 6-15, 15-2, 15-7, 15-11 L, 3-1 0-15, 3-15, 15-13, 6-15 L, 0-3 9-15, 7-15, 9-15 L, 0-3 6-15, 2-15, 10-15 W, 3-0 15-12, 16-14, 15-9 L, 0-3 2-15, 9-15, 6-15 L, 0-3 9-15, 12-15, 11-15 W, 3-1 16-14, 8-15, 15-6, 15-12 L, 0-3 6-15, 12-15, 10-15 ! Mizuno Classic (Kingston, R.I.) # Dominos Classic $ Village Inn Classic (Kingston, R.I.) & Reebok Classic % Wildcat Classic ^ University Pub Classic (Kingston, R.I.) * McDonald's Classic (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Piscataway, N.J.)

1987 15-12 (.556) Bob Schneck 9/2 Syracuse W, 3-0 15-9, 15-12, 15-2 9/9 Northwestern L, 0-3 6-15, 12-15, 2-15 9/11 Boston College ! W, 3-2 15-4, 13-15, 14-16, 15-8, 15-0 9/11 Georgia ! W, 3-1 7-15, 17-15, 15-13, 15-11 9/17 Brigham Young # L, 0-3 9-15, 0-15, 12-15 9/17 Boise State # L, 2-3 15-6, 8-15, 2-15, 16-14, 3-15 9/18 Ohio State # L, 1-3 12-15, 15-3, 12-15, 9-15 9/18 Southern Illinois # L, 2-3 11-15, 4-15, 15-13, 15-5, 11-15 9/19 Champan # W, 3-2 14-16, 12-15, 15-4,15-12, 15-2 9/19 Utah State # L, 0-3 11-15, 14-16, 7-15 9/25 Princeton $ W, 3-1 15-13, 15-3, 13-15, 15-10 9/26 Sherbrooke $ L, 1-3 16-14, 11-15, 5-15, 11-15 10/3 Rutgers W, 3-0 15-12, 15-9, 15-8 10/10 West Virginia L, 1-3 3-15, 15-12, 6-15, 11-15 10/11 Duquesne W, 3-0 15-6, 15-3, 15-6 10/17 Temple W, 3-0 15-4, 15-8, 15-8 10/18 Massachusetts W, 3-0 15-4, 15-8, 15-8 10/24 Penn State L, 0-3 11-15, 9-15, 10-15 10/25 St. Bonaventure W, 3-0 15-3, 15-9, 15-10 10/30 Brown W, 3-0 15-11, 15-9, 15-3 10/31 George Washington W, 3-0 15-2, 15-12, 15-1 11/6 South Carolina * L, 0-3 8-15, 11-15, 7-15 11/7 North Carolina * L, 0-3 8-15, 4-15, 10-15 11/13-14 Providence ^ W, 3-0 15-13, 15-8, 15-4 11/13-14 Villanova ^ W, 3-1 15-11, 15-9, 12-15, 15-9 11/13-14 Connecticut ^ W, 3-1 15-11, 15-9, 12-15, 15-9 11/21 West Virginia (A) L, 0-3 8-15, 10-15, 4-15 ! University Pub Classic (Kingston, R.I.) # Village Inn Classic (Kingston, R.I.) $ Brigham Young Classic (Provo, Utah) * Carolina Classic (Columbia, S.C.) ^ Providence Classic (Providence, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Kingston, R.I.) 1988 25-5 (.839) 9/1 Virginia ! W, 3-0 9/1 Auburn ! W, 3-1 9/2 West Virginia ! W, 3-1 9/2 West Virginia ! W, 3-1 9/3 Syracuse ! W, 3-1 9/3 Cal State-Fullerton ! W, 3-0 9/10-11 Syracuse # W, 3-2 9/10-11 Villanova # W, 3-1 9/10-11 Seton Hall # W, 3-0 9/15 Oklahoma $ L, 1-3 9/16 Iowa State $ L, 1-3 Holy Cross W, 3-1 9/23-24 Northeastern ^ W, 3-0 9/23-24 Providence ^ W, 3-0 9/23-24 Brigham Young ^ L, 1-3 10/1 George Washington * W, 3-0 10/2 Maryland W, 3-0 10/7 Penn State * L, 1-3

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 10/8 10/12 10/14 10/15 10/21 10/22 10/29

St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-1, 15-4, 15-10 Providence W, 3-2 n/a Duquesne * W, 3-0 15-5, 15-11, 15-4 West Virginia * W, 3-1 15-11, 14-16, 20-18, 20-18 Temple * W, 3-0 15-10, 15-10, 15-7 Rutgers * W, 3-1 15-3, 15-11, 11-15, 15-8 Massachusetts * W, 3-0 15-5, 15-8, 15-11 Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-2 10-15, 15-5, 15-4, 2-15, 15-12 11/4 Northeastern W, 3-1 6-15, 15-7, 15-5, 15-4 11/11 Boston College W, 3-0 15-4, 15-10, 16-14 11/19 George Washington (A)W, 3-0 15-6, 15-10, 15-4 11/20 Penn State (A) L, 0-3 8-15, 11-15, 8-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Georgetown Invitational (Washington, D.C.) # Syracuse Invitational (Syracuse, N.Y.) $ Minnesota Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) ^ Village Inn/Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (University Park, Pa.) 1989 15-12 (.556) Bob Schneck 9/1-2 Ball State ! L, 1-3 11-15, 10-15, 16-14, 9-15 9/1-2 Northwestern ! L, 0-3 9-15, 6-15, 9-15 9/1-2 Toledo ! W, 3-0 15-11, 15-7, 15-10 9/8 Southwest Missouri St. # L, 1-3 7-15, 16-14, 5-15, 8-15 9/9 Weber State # W, 3-0 15-11, 15-12, 15-5 9/10 Texas-Arlington L, 0-3 5-15, 9-15, 9-15 9/15-16 Syracuse $ W, 3-0 15-11, 15-12, 15-2 9/15-16 Northeastern $ W, 3-0 15-0, 15-9, 15-10 9/15-16 Cal-Irvine $ L, 0-3 9-15, 11-15, 11-15 9/19 Holy Cross W, 3-1 15-1, 15-5, 11-15, 15-1 9/22-23 Brown % W, 3-0 15-8, 15-6, 15-7 9/22-23 Massachusetts % W, 3-0 15-2, 15-3, 15-6 9/22-23 Providence % W, 3-0 15-3, 15-8, 15-1 9/29 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-3, 15-8, 15-1 9/30 Penn State * L, 2-3 11-15, 15-7, 2-15, 15-11, 6-15 10/6 Pittsburgh L, 1-3 7-15, 11-15, 15-9, 6-15 10/7 West Virginia * W, 3-2 15-7, 13-15, 15-2, 10-15, 15-4 10/8 Duquesne * W, 3-0 15-3, 15-4, 15-10 10/13 Temple * W, 3-0 15-8, 15-3, 15-13 10/14 Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-3, 15-2, 15-8 10/21 Massachusetts * W, 3-0 15-2, 15-4, 15-5 10/28 George Washington * W, 3-2 15-9, 4-15, 13-15, 15-12, 15-10 11/3 Notre Dame ^ L, 1-3 7-15, 15-5, 4-15, 9-15 11/4 Southwest Texas St. ^ W, 3-2 10-15, 7-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-11 10/11 Providence& W, 3-0 15-4, 15-8, 15-9 10/12 Boston College& W, 3-0 15-7, 15-2, 15-9 11/18 George Washington (A)W, 3-0 15-8, 15-2, 15-7 11/19 Penn State (A) Lo, 0-3 8-15, 7-15, 10-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Cardinal Classic (Muncie, Ind.) # Reebok-Hamilton Invitational (Hampton, Va.) $ Converse-Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) % Village Inn Classic (Kingston, R.I.) ^ Golden Dome Classic (South Bend, Ind.) & Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Washington, D.C.) 1990 8/31 9/1 9/1 9/7 9/8 9/8 9/15 9/15 9/21 9/22 9/28 9/29 9/30 10/5

Minnesota ! Hofstra ! Auburn ! Northeastern # Connecticut # Arizona # Northeastern $ Providence $ Syracuse $ Notre Dame $ Duquesne * West Virginia * Georgetown Temple *

16-11 (.593) L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0

Bob Schneck 11-15, 7-15, 8-15 12-15, 6-15, 9-15 13-15, 15-17, 12-15 15-13, 15-10, 15-12 15-9, 15-9, 15-4 12-15, 15-10, 7-15, 6-15 15-6, 15-7, 15-1 15-8, 15-5, 15-8 12-15, 15-12, 15-13, 15-9 14-16, 15-11, 13-15, 15-9, 15-10 15-7, 15-8, 15-8 15-4, 15-7, 15-2 15-11, 8-15, 13-15, 9-15 15-13, 15-11, 15-8

10/6 10/12 10/16 10/20 10/26 10/27 11/2 11/3 11/9 11/10 11/10 11/17 11/17

Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-5, 15-11 Massachusetts * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-4, 15-6 Providence L, 2-3 4-15, 16-18, 15-8, 15-12, 6-15 George Washington * L, 1-3 15-2, 10-15, 9-15, 10-15 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-5, 15-6, 15-11 Penn State * L, 0-3 2-15, 6-15, 9-15 Syracuse % L, 1-3 15-12, 11-15, 14-16, 7-15 West Virginia % W, 3-1 11-15, 15-10, 15-11, 15-6 Connecticut ^ W, 3-2 13-15, 15-13, 15-11, 13-15, 15-12 Wright State ^ L, 0-3 14-16, 5-15, 9-15 Northeastern ^ W, 3-2 15-5, 8-15, 18-16, 8-15, 12-15 St. Bonaventure (A) W, 3-0 15-10, 16-14, 15-10 George Washington (A)L, 1-3 15-11, 10-15, 8-15, 9-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Hofstra Classic (Hempstead, N.Y.) # Village Inn Classic (Kingston, R.I.) $ Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) % Syracuse Invitational (Syracuse, N.Y.) ^ Connecticut Invitational (Storrs, Conn.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Philadelphia, Pa.)

1991 8/30 8/31 8/31 9/6 9/7 9/7 9/13 9/14 9/15 9/21

9-12 (.613) Northeastern ! W, 3-1 Connecticut ! W, 3-0 Western Michigan ! L, 0-3 Southern California # L, 1-3 at Wisconsin # L, 0-3 Memphis State # W, 3-1 at Indiana $ L, 0-3 Western Michigan $ W, 3-1 Iowa State $ W, 3-1 Providence ! W, 3-0

Bob Schneck 17-15, 15-13, 8-15, 15-13 15-9, 15-8, 16-14 8-15, 12-15, 10-15 3-15, 15-13, 4-15, 6-15 6-15, 3-15, 6-15 15-12, 15-13, 11-15, 15-8 11-15, 13-15, 14-16 6-15, 15-11, 15-9, 15-11 15-10, 11-15, 15-7, 15-9 15-4, 15-11, 15-12

9/24 9/27 9/28 10/4 10/5 10/9 10/18 10/19 10/20 10/23 10/25 10/26 11/1 11/2 11/8 11/9 11/9 11/17 11/23 11/24 12/6

Hartford W, 3-0 15-11, 15-11, 15-6 at Syracuse % L, 0-3 9-15, 13-15, 16-17 Akron % W, 3-2 6-15, 15-13, 15-11, 5-15, 15-13 at Temple * W, 3-1 15-6, 10-15, 15-10, 15-7 at Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-9, 15-5, 15-9 at Boston College W, 3-0 15-13, 15-6, 15-5 George Washington * W, 3-2 15-10, 15-8, 6-15, 4-15, 15-7 Pittsburgh L, 0-3 11-15, 10-15, 4-15 Hofstra L, 0-3 14-15, 9-15, 5-15 at Northeastern W, 3-1 10-15, 15-13, 15-3, 15-9 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-11, 15-11, 15-11 at Providence L, 2-3 15-4, 16-17, 15-8, 5-15, 13-15 at Duquesne * W, 3-0 15-11, 15-13, 15-7 at West Virginia * L, 2-3 5-15, 15-8, 15-5, 8-15, 14-16 Texas A&M ^ W, 3-0 15-11, 15-9, 15-12 Syracuse ^ L, 2-3 9-15, 15-7, 15-13, 7-15, 16-18 Bowling Green ^ L, 0-3 0-15, 3-15, 10-15 Seton Hall W, 3-1 12-15, 15-12, 15-5, 15-4 at George Washington (A)W, 3-0 15-13, 15-6, 15-12 West Virginia (A) W, 3-0 11-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-10 at Stanford * * L, 0-3 1-15, 2-15, 11-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) # Wisconsin Classic (Madison, Wisc.) $ Indiana Classic (Bloomington, Ind.) % Syracuse Classic (Syracuse, N.Y.) ^ Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Washington, D.C.) * * NCAA Tournament

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11-17 (.393) Bob Schneck Michigan L, 0-3 8-15, 14-16, 8-15 Oregon ! L, 1-3 9-15, 16-14, 12-15, 14-16 DePaul ! L, 1-3 12-15, 8-15, 15-12, 10-15 Colorado $ L, 0-3 1-15, 9-15, 3-15 Virginia $ L, 1-3 15-8, 10-15, 12-15, 7-15 Washington State $ L, 0-3 5-15, 3-15, 6-15 at Georgetown $ L, 0-3 8-15, 8-15, 10-15 Brown L, 2-3 15-6, 8-15, 12-15, 15-12, 13-15 Indiana $ W, 3-2 15-13, 10-15, 15-11, 11-15, 15-9 Seton Hall $ L, 1-3 9-15, 15-13, 9-15, 13-15 Rutgers ^ W, 3-1 15-13, 15-4, 13-15, 15-4 Boston College ^ W, 3-0 15-3, 15-13, 15-6 Providence ^ L, 3-1 5-15, 4-15, 15-2, 7-15 West Virginia * W, 3-1 15-7, 17-15, 10-15, 15-5 at George Washington *L, 0-3 5-15, 10-15, 7-15 at Temple * W, 3-1 15-11, 9-15, 15-10, 15-10 Northeastern L, 1-3 11-15, 15-13, 5-15, 9-15 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-10, 15-11, 15-5 at Pittsburgh L, 0-3 13-15, 11-15, 11-15 at West Virginia * W, 3-0 15-5, 15-10, 15-13 Temple * L, 2-3 13-15, 15-13, 13-15, 15-8, 9-15 George Washington * L, 0-3 12-15, 6-15, 11-15 at Providence L, 0-3 6-15, 7-15, 12-15 at St. Bonaventure * W, 3-1 15-5, 12-15, 15-4, 16-14 at Hofstra L, 0-3 10-15, 12-15, 4-15 at Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-12, 15-12, 18-16 Temple (A) W, 3-1 15-9, 10-15, 15-2, 15-9 George Washington (A)W, 3-0 18-16, 15-12, 15-8 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Colorado Invitational (Boulder, Colo.) # Georgetown Invitational (Washington, D.C.) $ Quality Inn Tournament ^ Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Tournament (Morgantown, W.Va.)

1993 9/2 9/3 9/3 9/.4 9/4 9/10 9/11 911 9/17 9/18 9/24 9/25 10/1 10/2 10/3 10/9 10/15 10/16 10/23 10/24 10/29 10/30 11/3 11/5 11/6 11/7 11/10 11/12 11/13 11/14 11/19

14-17 (.452) Bob Schneck Central Florida ! L, 0-3 6-15, 7-15, 11-15 Loyola (Md.) ! W, 3-0 15-5, 15-6, 15-11 at Hofstra L, 0-3 0-15, 9-15, 8-15 Illinois-Chicago ! L, 2-3 11-15, 14-16, 15-3, 15-5, 12-15 Northeastern ! W, 3-0 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 Toledo # L, 1-3 11-15, 15-12, 12-15, 3-15 Villanova # W, 3-1 15-6, 15-13, 6-15, 15-13 Northwestern # L, 0-3 10-15, 7-15, 5-15 at Ohio State ^ L, 0-3 8-15, 5-15, 9-15 Texas-Arlington ^ L, 1-3 15-7, 6-15, 10-15, 9-15 Massachusetts * W, 3-2 15-9, 13-15, 15-13, 12-15, 15-8 Providence W, 3-1 15-9, 15-5, 10-15, 15-2 at West Virginia * L, 1-3 10-15, 14-16, 15-13, 5-15 at St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-13, 15-5, 15-4 at Duquesne * L, 2-3 15-9, 15-11, 12-15, 8-15, 9-15 George Washington * L, 1-3 11-15, 9-15, 15-12, 13-15 at Temple * L, 2-3 15-0, 8-15, 15-6, 10-15, 14-16 at Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-12, 15-3, 15-9 at George Washington *L, 0-3 12-15, 14-16, 5-15 at Maryland W, 3-0 15-11, 15-8, 15-12 Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-10, 15-7, 15-6 Temple * L, 2-3 15-7, 8-15, 7-15, 15-12, 9-15 at Boston College W, 3-0 15-9, 15-13, 15-11 Pittsburgh L, 0-3 12-15, 10-15, 11-15 West Virginia * W, 3-0 15-10, 15-7, 15-10 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-5, 15-6 at Providence L, 2-3 15-7, 13-15, 15-17, 15-9, 14-16 at Massachusetts W, 3-0 15-12, 15-10, 15-12 Duquesne W, 3-1 10-15, 16-14, 15-7, 15-2 Connecticut L, 0-3 10-15, 17-19, 8-15 Massachusetts (A) L, 2-3 15-3, 10-15, 7-15, 15-12, 8-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Hofstra Invitational (Hempstead, N.Y.) # Rhode Island Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ^ Buckeye Invitational (Columbus, Ohio)

(A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Kingston, R.I.) 1994 9/3 9/4 9/9 9/9 9/10 9/10 9/16 9/23 9/24 9/27 9/30 10/1 10/4 10/7 10/8 10/14 10/15 10/18 10/20 10/23 10/28 10/29 11/1 11/4 11/5 11/11 11/12 11/19 11/20

18-11 (.621) Bob Schneck Illinois State W, 3-0 15-10, 15-4, 15-4 Pittsburgh W, 3-0 15-5, 15-13, 15-8 at Cal-Santa Barbara ! L, 0-3 8-15, 12-15, 4-15 Ball State ! L, 1-3 11-15, 9-15, 15-13, 8-15 Southwest Texas St. ! L, 1-3 15-17, 15-13, 7-15, 7-15 Cal-Irvine ! W, 3-2 9-15, 12-15, 15-7, 15-10, 15-12 Providence W, 3-1 15-11, 15-12, 14-16, 15-7 Iowa State L, 0-3 11-15, 12-15, 10-15 Boston College W, 3-0 15-5, 15-4, 15-4 Connecticut L, 1-3 4-15, 12-15, 15-11, 9-15 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-3, 15-5, 15-6 Duquesne * W, 3-0 15-10, 17-15, 15-7 at Massachusetts * W, 3-1 15-11, 15-13, 14-16, 15-9 at Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-8, 15-4, 15-9 at Temple * W, 3-1 15-10, 11-15, 15-12, 15-4 at West Virginia * W, 3-2 13-15, 15-9, 15-8, 13-15, 15-13 at George Washington *L, 1-3 15-17, 15-10, 4-15, 3-15 at Providence L, 2-3 15-13, 12-15, 15-13, 12-15, 8-15 Massachusetts * W, 3-1 9-15, 15-13, 15-9, 15-12 at Seton Hall L, 2-3 15-8, 15-9, 14-16, 10-15, 10-15 Temple * W, 3-2 12-15, 12-15, 15-13, 15-13, 17-15 Rutgers * W, 3-0 15-5, 15-12, 15-11 Brown W, 3-0 15-2, 15-3, 15-2 George Washington * L, 2-3 8-15, 11-15, 16-14, 15-11, 9-15 West Virginia * L, 2-3 15-5, 11-15, 15-7, 11-15, 13-15 at Duquesne * W, 3-2 7-15, 15-8, 9-15, 15-2, 20-18 at St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-5, 15-5, 15-13 Massachusetts (A) W, 3-1 15-6, 11-15, 15-10, 15-13 George Washington (A)L, 0-3 14-16, 4-15, 8-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Cal-Santa Barbara Classic (Santa Barbara, Calif.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

1995 9/1 9/1 9/2 9/2 9/7 9/8 9/9 9/15 9/16 9/16 9/22 9/23 9/29 9/29 9/30 10/3 10/6 10/7 10/13 10/14 10/18 10/20 10/21 10/27 10/28 10/28 11/3 11/4 11/10 11/11 11/16 11/24 11/25

30-8 (.790) Bob Schneck Mississippi ! L, 2-3 15-0, 5-15, 15-9, 9-15, 12-15 Boston College ! W, 3-0 15-5, 15-8, 15-7 Delaware State ! W, 3-0 15-0, 15-0, 15-3 Providence ! W, 3-0 15-5, 15-8, 15-7 Washington # W, 3-2 12-15, 13-15, 15-10, 15-10, 22-20 Florida State # W, 3-0 16-14, 15-3, 15-2 George Mason # W, 3-1 6-15, 15-10, 15-2, 15-13 Texas Tech $ L, 0-3 3-15, 12-15, 3-15 Northern Illinois $ W, 3-2 15-6, 13-15, 14-16, 15-7, 16-14 Iowa State $ L, 0-3 11-15, 9-15, 12-15 at Duquesne * W, 3-1 15-11, 15-12, 13-15, 15-3 at St. Bonaventure * W, 3-1 15-4, 5-15, 15-1, 15-9 Fordham * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-12, 15-3 La Salle * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-5, 15-3 Temple * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-2, 15-10 at Massachusetts * W, 3-1 15-12, 12-15, 15-10, 15-8 at George Washington *W, 3-2 7-15, 15-5, 12-15, 15-7, 15-7 at Virginia Tech * W, 3-0 15-12, 17-15, 15-3 Xavier * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-6, 15-7 Dayton * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-3, 15-7 at Providence W, 3-1 9-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-12 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-1 15-3, 15-4, 15-7 Duquesne * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-4, 15-10 at Fordham * W, 3-0 15-2, 15-4, 15-4 at Temple * W, 3-0 15-10, 15-3, 15-6 La Salle # * W, 3-0 15-1, 15-5, 15-5 Virginia Tech W, 3-2 15-7, 14-16, 15-10, 11-15, 15-9 George Washington * L, 2-3 14-16, 15-11, 15-12, 5-15, 13-15 at Dayton * L, 1-3 13-15, 13-15, 15-6, 15-17 at Xavier * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-13, 16-14 Massachusetts * L, 2-3 11-15, 16-14, 3-15, 15-7, 12-15 Massachusetts (A) W, 3-0 15-8, 15-5, 16-14 George Washington (A)L, 0-3 14-16, 13-15, 12-15 Rice ^ W, 3-0 15-9, 15-13, 15-5 Drake ^ W, 3-1 10-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-8

Kansas State ^ W, 3-2 10-15, 15-6, 15-9, 2-15, 15-13 Pepperdine ^ W, 3-2 14-16, 12-15, 15-12, 15-12, 15-12 Cal-State Sacramento ^ L, 0-3 7-15, 5-15, 6-15 *Atlantic 10 Contest ! Subway/Pepsi Early Bird Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) # Subway/Pepsi Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) $ Iowa State Invitational (Ames, Iowa) # at Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Amherst, Mass.) ^ National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) 1996 8/30 8/31 9/5 9/6 9/7 9/13 9/13 9/14 9/14 9/20 9/21 9/21 9/27 9/28 10/2 10/4 10/5 10/5 10/8 10/11 10/12 10/18 10/19 10/22 10/25 10/30 11/1 11/2 11/8 11/8 11/9 11/15 11/16 11/23 11/24 11/29 11/30 12/4

31-7 (.816) Bob Schneck Wyoming ! W, 3-1 13-15, 15-3, 15-13, 15-8 No. 12 Long Beach State ! L, 0-3 1-15, 2-15, 7-15 No. 1 Hawaii # L, 0-3 5-15, 4-15, 7-15 Santa Clara # L, 2-3 11-15, 16-14, 15-10, 4-15, 8-15 Cal-State Sacramento # L, 0-3 12-15, 6-15, 11-15 Northeastern $ W, 3-0 15-2, 15-2, 15-6 Utah State $ W, 3-0 15-9, 15-2, 15-4 Drexel $ W, 3-0 15-8, 15-3, 15-4 at Harvard $ W, 3-0 15-2, 15-9, 15-4 Massachusetts * ^ W, 3-0 15-12, 15-9, 15-10 Brown ^ W, 3-0 15-8, 15-4, 15-12 No. 7 Long Beach State ^ L, 0-3 11-15, 5-15, 2-15 Duquesne * W, 3-1 15-8, 12-15, 15-8, 15-7 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-8, 15-4, 15-3 Central Connecticut W, 3-0 15-3, 15-5, 15-6 at Fordham * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-9, 15-2 at La Salle * W, 3-0 15-1, 15-6, 15-2 at Temple * W, 3-0 15-9, 15-6, 15-5 Connecticut W, 3-0 15-11, 15-6, 15-4 at Dayton * W, 3-2 6-15, 14-16, 15-12, 15-13, 15-11 at Xavier * W, 3-0 15-4, 17-15, 15-7 Virginia Tech * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-13, 15-1 George Washington * W, 3-1 15-4, 15-11, 13-15, 15-9 Boston College * W, 3-0 15-8, 15-8, 15-6 at Massachusetts * L, 1-3 15-12, 4-15, 15-17, 11-15 Providence W, 3-0 15-3, 15-5, 15-8 at Duquesne * W, 3-1 15-4, 7-15, 15-7, 15-6 at St. Bonaventure * W, 3-1 15-9, 4-15, 15-12, 15-5 La Salle * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-9, 15-8 Temple * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-8, 15-8 Fordham * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-1, 15-5 Xavier * W, 3-0 15-11, 15-9, 15-2 Dayton * W, 3-2 12-15, 19-17, 12-15, 15-9, 20-18 at George Washington *W, 3-1 15-8, 15-3, 13-15, 15-5 at Virginia Tech * W, 3-0 15-12, 15-13, 15-5 Massachusetts (A) W, 3-0 15-13, 15-3, 15-5 Dayton (A) W, 3-1 15-6, 16-14, 13-15, 15-1 Arkansas * * L, 2-3 12-15, 8-15, 15-12, 15-9, 11-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Long Beach State Classic (Long Beach, Calif.) # Hawaii Invitational (Honolulu, Hawaii) $ Boston College Invitational (Boston, Mass.) ^ Subway/Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Kingston, R.I.) * * NCAA Tournament

1997 8/29 8/30 8/30 9/5 9/6 9/6 9/12 9/13 9/13 9/19 9/20 9/26

25-8 (.758) at Washington ! L, 1-3 Michigan ! L, 0-3 Idaho W, 3-1 Auburn # W, 3-2 Northeastern # W, 3-2 Boston College # W, 3-0 Villanova $ L, 2-3 Providence $ W, 3-0 Washington State $ L, 0-3 Xavier * W, 3-1 Dayton * W, 3-0 at Duquesne * W, 3-1

2009 Unive r s i t y o f R h o d e Is l a n d Vo l l e y b a l l

Bob Schneck 15,12, 14-16, 11-15, 13-15 10-15, 7-15, 12-15 15-13, 11-15, 15-13, 15-9 12-15, 14-16, 15-2, 15-10, 15-9 15-8, 15-4, 12-15, 12-15, 15-11 15-5, 15-6, 15-6 9-15, 14-16, 15-4, 15-7, 11-15 15-6, 15-3, 15-11 6-15, 8-15, 8-15 15-5, 12-15, 15-5, 17-15 15-12, 15-11, 15-9 12-15, 15-8, 18-16, 15-4


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 9/27 10/1 10/4 10/8 10/10 10/11 10/14 10/17 10/18 10/24 10/25 10/31 11/1 11/5 11/7 11/15 11/16 11/21 11/22 11/28 11/29

at St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-4, 15-1 at Massachusetts * W, 3-1 15-9, 15-17, 15-7, 15-11 Virginia Tech * W, 3-0 15-3, 15-8, 15-13 Brown W, 3-0 15-2, 15-5, 15-7 Fordham * W, 3-0 15-13, 15-5, 15-10 George Washington * W, 3-2 6-15, 13-15, 16-14, 15-10, 15-5 Connecticut W, 3-2 6-15, 3-15, 15-1, 15-8, 15-13 at La Salle * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-8, 15-9 at Temple * L, 0-3 10-15, 10-15, 11-15 at Dayton * L, 0-3 2-12, 9-15, 6-15 at Xavier * W, 3-1 15-3, 7-15, 15-6, 15-8 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-13, 15-8, 15-6 Duquesne * W, 3-2 15-3, 12-15, 15-6, 11-15, 15-11 Massachusetts * W, 3-1 15-3, 15-8, 10-15, 15-11 at Virginia Tech * W, 3-0 16-14, 15-6, 15-10 at George Washington *W, 3-0 16-14, 15-6, 15-10 at Fordham * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-4, 15-9 Temple * L, 0-3 13-15, 9-15, 14-16 La Salle * W, 3-0 15-4, 15-1, 15-1 at Dayton (A) W, 3-1 15-8, 15-10, 13-15, 15-9 Temple (A) L, 1-3 15-11, 12-15, 10-15, 13-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Washington Classic # University Spirit Invitational $ Subway Classic (Kingston, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship

1998 9/4 9/4 9/5 9/11 9/12 9/12 9/18 9/19 9/25 9/26 10/2 10/4 10/7 10/9 10/13 10/16 10/17 10/23 10/24 10/30 10/31 11/6 11/7 11/11 11/14 11/20 11/21

17-10 (.630) Bob Schneck Florida A&M ! W, 3-0 15-5, 15-7, 15-11 Jacksonville St. ! W, 3-0 15-6, 16-14, 15-13 at Mississippi ! W, 3-1 15-7, 17-15, 10-15, 15-4 Colgate ^ W, 3-0 15-5, 15-3, 15-1 at Brown ^ W, 3-1 10-15, 15-7, 17-15, 15-8 New Hampshire ^ W, 3-1 13-15, 15-5, 15-12, 15-5 at La Salle * W, 3-1 15-7, 15-7, 13-15, 15-7 at Temple * L, 1-3 15-17, 11-15, 15-11, 12-15 Duquesne * W, 3-1 15-7, 16-14, 14-16, 15-10 Virginia Tech * L, 0-3 11-15, 7-15, 14-16 at Fordham * W, 3-2 15-7, 15-17, 15-5, 11-15, 15-11 at George Washington *W, 3-0 15-5, 19-17, 15-10 Massachusetts * W, 3-1 15-10, 14-16, 17-15, 15-7 at St. Bonaventure * W, 3-0 15-8, 15-11, 15-4 Providence L, 2-3 15-5, 8-15, 15-9, 14-16, 10-15 Xavier * L, 2-3 14-16, 15-12, 15-12, 9-15, 12-15 Dayton * L, 1-3 5-15, 13-15, 15-9, 14-16 Temple * L, 2-3 15-12, 15-5, 9-15, 14-16, 10-15 La Salle * W, 3-0 15-3, 15-6, 15-8 at Virginia Tech * L, 0-3 11-15, 14-16, 6-15 at Duquesne * W, 3-1 15-7, 16-14, 10-15, 15-13 George Washington * W, 3-2 7-15, 15-9, 15-8, 12-15, 15-12 Fordham * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-8, 15-10 at Massachusetts * L, 1-3 12-15, 11-15, 15-13, 10-15 St. Bonaventure * W forfeit at Dayton * L, 2-3 2-15, 15-9, 15-10, 5-15, 7-15 at Xavier * L, 1-3 15-7, 14-16, 11-15, 4-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Mississippi Invitational (Oxford, Miss.) ^ Brown Invitational (Providence, R.I.)

1999 9/1 9/3 9/3 9/4 9/10 9/11 9/18 9/19 9/21 9/25 10/1

19-9 (.655) Connecticut L, 2-3 Wisconsin ! L, 0-3 Washington ! W, 3-1 at Illinois State ! L, 2-3 West Virginia # W, 3-0 Sacramento State # W, 3-2 Xavier * W, 3-0 Dayton * W, 3-1 at Providence W, 3-0 Massachusetts * W, 3-0 at Duquesne * W, 3-0

Bob Schneck 10-15, 15-12, 7-15, 15-3, 12-15 3-15, 11-15, 7-15 13-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-11 9-15, 15-10, 15-6, 14-16, 20-22 15-8, 15-8, 15-9 15-8, 15-10, 6-15, 9-15, 15-13 15-12, 15-11, 15-10 15-7, 14-8, 14-16, 15-4 15-7, 15-8, 16-14 15-12, 18-20, 11-15, 15-12, 15-3 16-14, 15-4, 15-12

10/2 10/8 10/9 10/15 10/16 10/22 10/23 10/30 11/2 11/5 11/6 11/12 11/13 11/19 11/20 11/26 11/27

at Fordham * W, 3-0 15-1, 15-2, 15-5 La Salle * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-9, 15-5 Temple * L, 1-3 15-9, 13-15, 12-15, 3-15 at Virginia Tech * L, 0-3 7-15, 9-15, 6-15 at George Washington *L, 0-3 10-15, 8-15, 12-15 at Dayton * W, 3-1 9-15, 15-12, 15-13, 15-4 at Xavier * W, 3-2 10-15, 15-11, 11-15, 15-7, 15-11 at Massachusetts * L, 0-3 18-20, 12-15, 5-15 Brown W, 3-0 15-7, 15-12, 15-8 Fordham * W, 3-0 15-2, 15-10, 15-11 Duquesne * W, 3-1 17-15, 14-16, 15-4, 15-11 at La Salle * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-6, 15-9 at Temple * L, 1-3 15-13, 9-15, 12-15, 10-15 George Washington * W, 3-0 15-6, 15-5, 15-11 Virginia Tech * W, 3-0 15-9, 15-6, 15-9 Xavier (A) W, 3-0 15-12, 15-11, 15-7 at Temple (A) L, 1-3 15-17, 12-15, 15-10, 11-15 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Illinois State Classic (Normal, Ill.) # Washington Trust Pier/URI Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) (A) Atlantic 10 Championship (Philadelphia, Pa.)

2000 9/1 9/1 9/2 9/2 9/6 9/7 9/11 9/16 9/19 9/22 9/23 9/28 9/30 10/6 10/13 10/14 10/18 10/20 10/21 10/25 10/27 11/1 11/5 11/7 11/10 11/13

6-20 (.231) Bob Schneck Utah State ! L, 0-3 8-15, 4-15, 1-15 at Washington State ! L, 0-3 0-15, 5-15, 0-15 Kansas State ! L, 0-3 2-15, 1-15, 2-15 Gonzaga # L, 0-3 9-15, 13-15, 13-15 at So. California # L, 0-3 5-15, 7-15, 14-16 California-Irvine # L, 1-3 15-6, 8-15, 2-15, 10-15 Pepperdine ! L, 0-3 3-15, 14-16, 6-15 Fordham * L, 0-3 12-15, 11-15, 8-15 Providence W, 3-2 15-13, 9-15, 10-15, 15-11, 16-14 at Dayton * L, 0-3 2-15, 6-15, 10-15 at Xavier * L, 0-3 2-15, 12-15, 7-15 at Massachusetts * L, 0-3 10-15, 5-15, 5-15 at George Washington *L, 1-3 3-15, 4-15, 15-10, 12-15 Duquesne * W, 3-0 15-12, 15-12, 15-12 La Salle * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-1, 15-4 Temple * L, 2-3 15-12, 16-18, 18-16, 12-15, 7-15 at Fordham * W, 3-1 8-15, 15-11, 15-3, 17-15 Dayton * L, 1-3 11-15, 11-15, 16-14, 7-15 Xavier * L, 0-3 13-15, 8-15, 9-15 Massachusetts * L, 1-3 0-15, 15-12, 9-15, 12-15 George Washington * L, 0-3 9-15, 9-15, 8-15 at Connecticut L, 0-3 8-15, 5-15, 7-15 at Duquesne * W, 3-1 14-16, 15-9, 16-14, 15-12 Brown L, 2-3 10-15, 15-6, 8-15, 17-15, 13-15 at Temple * L, 1-3 15-9, 6-15, 4-15, 8-15 at La Salle * W, 3-0 15-7, 15-9, 15-4 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Cougar Classic (Pullman, Wash.) # USC Met-Rx Invitational (Los Angeles, Calif.)

2001 8/31 8/31 9/1 9/3 9/7 9/7 9/8 9/8 9/18 9/21 9/22 9/28 9/29 10/2 10/5 10/9 10/13

16-11 (.593) at Utah ! L, 0-3 Texas Tech ! L, 2-3 Georgia Tech ! L, 0-3 at Brigham Young L, 0-3 at Baylor # L, 0-3 Cal Poly-SLO # L, 2-3 North Texas # W, 3-2 Texas-Pan American # W, 3-1 at Brown W, 3-2 at Temple * L, 0-3 at La Salle * W, 3-0 Dayton * W, 3-1 Xavier * W, 3-1 at Fordham * W, 3-2 George Washington * W, 3-1 Massachusetts * W, 3-0 at Duquesne * W, 3-1

Bob Schneck 13-30, 16-30, 14-30 30-28, 31-29, 23-30, 16-30, 12-15 18-30, 29-31, 24-30 21-30, 19-30, 25-30 23-30, 23-30, 27-30 30-28, 23-30, 30-26, 25-30, 12-15 24-30, 30-28, 30-26, 22-30, 15-11 30-16, 27-30, 30-23, 30-26 15-30, 30-28, 24-30, 30-25, 17-15 27-30, 13-30, 27-30 30-21, 30-23, 30-28 30-26, 30-27, 31-33, 30-19 27-30, 30-19, 30-28, 32-30 34-32, 30-27, 27-30, 21-30, 15-8 30-20, 30-25, 26-30, 30-26 30-17, 30-25, 30-28 30-26, 21-30, 30-24, 30-25

2009 Unive r s i t y o f R h o d e Is l a n d Vo l l e y b a l l

10/17 10/19 10/20 10/26 10/27 10/31 11/3 11/6 11/9 11/16

Connecticut W, 3-1 30-27, 30-26, 24-30, 30-24 La Salle * W, 3-1 30-27, 30-32, 30-20, 30-21 Temple * W, 3-1 30-28, 31-33, 34-32, 32-30 at Xavier * L, 0-3 10-30, 27-30, 20-30 at Dayton * L, 1-3 26-30, 30-24, 25-30, 27-30 at Massachusetts * L, 0-3 16-30, 19-30, 18-30, 13-10 at George Washington *W, 3-0 30-28, 30-21, 30-21, 14-10 Fordham * W, 3-1 30-21, 28-30, 30-19, 30-22, 15-10 Duquesne * W, 3-2 30-24, 23-30, 30-26, 21-30, 16-14 Xavier (A) L, 0-3 21-30, 21-30, 19-30, 16-11 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! University of Utah Classic (Salt Lake City, Utah) # Baylor Classic (Waco, Texas) (A) Atlantic 10 Tournament (Amherst, Mass.)

2002 8/30 8/30 8/31 9/6 9/7 9/7 9/13 9/14 9/14 9/20 9/21 9/27 9/28 10/4 10/11 10/12 10/18 10/19 10/20 10/25 10/26 11/2 11/8 11/9 11/15 11/16

16-16 (.407) Bob Schneck at Florida ! L, 0-3 22-30, 25-30, 21-30 Illinois ! L, 0-3 17-30, 28-30, 19-30 UAB ! W, 3-0 30-27, 30-27, 30-20 Northern Iowa # L, 0-3 18-30, 22-30, 18-30 at Minnesota # L, 0-3 18-30, 28-30, 22-30 UCLA # L, 0-3 26-30, 16-30, 28-30 Baylor $ L, 0-3 25-30, 29-31, 29-31 Utah State $ L, 2-3 30-26, 30-26, 25-30, 23-30, 15-17 Northeastern $ L, 1-3 30-26, 22-30, 23-30, 25-30 at Connecticut ^ W, 3-2 33-31, 30-25, 24-30, 22-30, 16-14 Ohio ^ W, 3-2 30-25, 30-28, 22-30, 25-30, 15-13 at La Salle * W, 3-1 30-18, 30-24, 24-30, 32-30 at Temple * L, 1-3 31-29, 28-30, 27-30, 26-30 Fordham * W, 3-0 33-31, 30-8, 30-20 at Xavier * L, 0-3 24-30, 30-32, 25-30 at Dayton * L, 1-3 23-30, 30-24, 25-30, 22-30 Long Beach State L, 1-3 30-23, 23-30, 22-30, 23-30 George Washington * L, 2-3 27-30, 22-30, 30-21, 30-28, 13-15 Duquesne * W, 3-0 30-27, 30-14, 30-19 Temple * L, 1-3 30-19, 18-30, 31-33, 27-30 La Salle * W, 3-1 30-19, 30-22, 30-21 at Fordham * W, 3-1 30-20, 25-30, 30-25, 30-25 Dayton * L, 0-3 22-30, 25-30, 29-31 Xavier * W, 3-1 21-30, 30-24, 30-21, 30-28 at Duquesne * L, 1-3 27-30, 23-30, 30-26, 28-30 at George Washington *W, 3-2 28-30, 30-24, 32-30, 27-30, 16-14 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! University Centre Hotel Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) # Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) $ University of Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) ^ University of Connecticut Classic (Storrs, Conn.) (A) Atlantic 10 Tournament (Amherst, Mass.)

2003 8/29 8/29 8/30 8/31 9/4 9/4 9/5 9/6 9/12 9/12 9/13 9/19 9/20 9/23 9/27 10/3 10/4 10/10 10/11 11/17 11/18 10/23

12-18 (.400) Penn State ! L, 0-3 at Maine ! L, 2-3 Colorado ! L, 0-3 Southwest Missouri St. ! W, 3-2 Miami # L, 1-3 San Diego State # L, 0-3 No. 20 Santa Clara # L, 0-3 at No. 10 Arizona # L, 0-3 Fairfield $ W, 3-1 Eastern Washington $ L, 1-3 Kent State $ W, 3-1 at New Hampshire ^ L, 2-3 Florida International ^W, 3-0 Brown W, 3-1 at Fordham * W, 3-2 at Duquesne * W, 3-2 at George Washington *L, 2-3 Temple * L, 1-3 La Salle * W, 3-0 Dayton * L, 0-3 Xavier * W, 3-0 Notre Dame L, 0-3

Bob Schneck 19-30, 21-30, 21-30 30-20, 31-33, 28-30, 30-24, 10-15 15-30, 24-30, 30-32 30-25, 31-29, 27-30, 30-25 25-30, 30-19, 26-30, 16-30 25-30, 26-30, 16-30 20-30, 17-30, 12-30 17-30, 26-30, 24-30 30-16, 30-24, 26-30, 30-25 30-28, 27-30, 26-30, 14-30 30-21, 30-21, 27-30, 30-26 30-17, 30-25, 24-30, 27-30, 14-16 30-28, 30-25, 30-27 30-21, 28-30, 30-19, 30-27 31-29, 20-30, 27-30, 30-24, 15-9 30-20, 27-30, 30-22, 19-30, 15-10 30-20, 30-28, 28-30, 24-30, 12-15 30-25, 26-30, 21-30, 16-30 30-23, 30-18, 30-24 27-30, 23-30, 28-30 30-25, 30-19, 30-28 30-20, 30-23, 30-20

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Fordham * W, 3-0 30-21, 30-20, 30-15 George Washington * W, 3-0 30-28, 30-28, 30-27 Duquesne * L, 0-3 29-31, 24-30, 25-30 at La Salle * W, 3-0 30-24, 30-21, 30-25 at Temple * L, 1-3 30-17, 19-30, 29-31, 22-30 at Xavier * L, 1-3 26-30, 30-26, 21-30, 13-30 at Dayton * L, 1-3 30-26, 26-30, 24-30, 19-30 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Maine Sea-Sun Invitational (Orono, Maine) # Arizona Invitational (Tuscon, Ariz.) $ Light House Inn/URI Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) ^ New Hampshire Invitational (Durham, N.H.)

2004 9/1 9/3 9/4 9/4 9/10 9/10 9/11 9/17 9/17 9/18 9/21 9/25 10/1 10/2 10/8 10/9 10/15 10/16 10/19 10/22 10/29 10/30 11/5 11/6 11/12 11/13

9-17 (.346) Bob Schneck Boston College L, 2-3 24-30, 30-25, 30-25, 25-30, 12-15 Syracuse ! L, 1-3 29-31, 30-28, 26-30, 28-30 Fairleigh Dickinson ! W, 3-0 30-22, 30-12, 30-19 Army ! W, 3-0 30-28, 30-28, 30-20 at Kansas # L, 0-3 23-30, 24-30, 21-30 Denver # L, 1-3 18-30, 30-27, 16-30, 22-30 No. 25 Wisconsin # L, 1-3 28-30, 30-21, 20-30, 20-30 Rutgers ^ L, 0-3 30-32, 20-30, 29-31 New Hampshire ^ W, 3-1 30-18, 30-16, 32-24, 30-25 Harvard ^ W, 3-0 30-18, 30-19, 30-20 at Brown W, 3-1 30-14, 30-25, 13-30, 30-26 Fordham * W, 3-0 30-21, 30-22, 30-27 at Xavier * L, 0-3 28-30, 19-30, 24-30 at Dayton * L, 0-3 22-30, 21-30, 27-30 George Washington * W, 3-0 30-19, 30-20, 30-23 Duquesne * W, 3-1 30-24, 30-23, 25-30, 30-24 at La Salle * L, 1-3 25-30, 19-30, 30-26, 26-30 at Temple * L, 0-3 27-30, 20-30, 23-30 Connecticut L, 2-3 30-20, 30-19, 22-30, 24-30, 13-15 at Fordham * L, 2-3 21-30, 33-35, 30-27, 30-25, 12-15 Dayton * L, 0-3 27-30, 17-30, 27-30 Xavier * L, 2-3 30-24, 30-26, 22-30, 23-30, 13-15 at Duquesne * L, 0-3 28-30, 24-30, 27-30 at George Washington *L, 2-3 30-32, 30-20, 21-30, 30-23, 12-15 Temple * L, 2-3 30-23, 18-30, 30-16, 25-30, 9-15 La Salle * W, 3-0 30-14, 30-25, 30-20 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Army Invitational (West Point, N.Y.) # University of Kansas Invitational (Lawrence, Kas.) ^ URI Invitational (Kingston, R.I.)

2005 8/26 8/26 8/27 9/2 9/3 9/3 9/9 9/10 9/10 9/16 9/16 9/17 9/21 9/24 9/30 10/2 10/7 10/9 10/14 10/16 10/21 10/23 10/28 10/29 11/4 11/5

8-20 (.286) Bob Schneck Fairfield ! L, 0-3 27-30, 21-30, 29-31 at Maine ! W, 3-0 33-31, 30-24, 30-20 Montana ! L, 1-3 30-24, 28-30, 28-30, 19-30 Central Connecticut # L, 1-3 24-30, 30-26, 20-30, 21-30 Hartford # W, 3-1 26-30, 30-24, 30-15, 30-12 St. Francis # W, 3-0 30-18, 30-19, 30-27 Holy Cross ^ W, 3-0 30-25, 30-19, 30-20 Boston College ^ W, 3-0 30-25, 30-28, 30-23 at Harvard ^ L, 2-3 30-25, 28-30, 25-30, 30-20, 14-16 North Carolina $ L, 0-3 25-30, 24-30, 23-30 No. 20 Arizona $ L, 0-3 23-30, 21-30, 24-30 Connecticut $ L, 0-3 21-30, 13-30, 33-35 Brown L, 1-3 21-30, 30-26, 25-30, 16-30 at Fordham * L, 0-3 12-30, 22-30, 16-30 Xavier * L, 1-3 30-28, 32-34, 24-30, 18-30 Dayton * L, 3-0 19-30, 29-31, 20-30 Temple * L, 0-3 25-30, 22-30, 27-30 La Salle * W, 3-0 30-27, 30-18, 30-18 George Washington * L, 0-3 21-30, 23-30, 21-30 Charlotte * L, 1-3 30-28, 22-30, 19-30, 26-30 at Duquesne * L, 1-3 28-30, 23-30, 30-26, 25-30 at Saint Louis * L, 1-3 19-30, 26-30, 30-28, 15-30 at Dayton * L, 0-3 19-30, 19-30, 24-30 at Xavier * L, 2-3 19-30, 30-28, 20-30, 30-28, 7-15 at Long Island % L, 1-3 30-25, 16-30, 28-30, 21-30 Md.-Eastern Shore % W, 3-1 30-16, 30-25, 27-30, 31-29

11/12 Duquesne * 11/13 Saint Louis *

L, 0-3 29-31, 24-30, 15-30 W, 3-2 26-30, 30-24, 25-30, 30-27, 15-12 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Maine Invitational (Orono, Maine) # Hartford Invitational (West Hartford, Conn.) ^ New England Challenge (Cambridge, Mass.) $ Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.) % Blackbird Invitational (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

2006 8/25 8/26 8/26 8/31 9/1 9/2 9/7 9/8 9/9 9/15 9/15 9/16 9/19 9/22 9/23 9/23 9/29 9/30 10/4 10/6 10/7 10/13 10/14 10/20 10/22 10/28 10/29 11/3 11/5 11/8 11/11

7-24 (.226) Bob Schneck Long Island ! L, 1-3 33-31, 26-30, 17-30, 23-30 at Manhattan ! W, 3-0 30-25, 30-23, 30-18 Stony Brook ! L, 0-3 27-30, 29-31, 28-30 Northeastern # L, 1-3 30-27, 29-31, 22-30, 24-30 Pittsburgh # L, 0-3 24-30, 23-30, 24-30 Akron # L, 1-3 30-32, 23-30, 30-26, 28-30 at Holy Cross $ W, 3-0 30-10, 30-23, 30-21 Buffalo $ L, 2-3 24-30, 30-28, 30-20, 28-30, 10-15 Army $ W, 3-1 30-28, 32-34, 33-31, 30-28 Towson ^ L, 0-3 19-30, 24-30, 24-30 Seton Hall ^ L, 2-3 30-18, 35-33, 19-30, 19-30, 12-15 Boston College ^ L, 1-3 15-30, 30-32, 30-25, 25-30 at Brown L, 2-3 28-30, 25-30, 30-17, 30-28, 13-15 at Yale& L, 0-3 25-30, 25-30, 24-30 Albany& L, 0-3 17-30, 23-30, 23-30 Central Connecticut& L, 2-3 30-23, 30-17, 31-33, 22-30, 20-22 at La Salle * W, 3-0 30-23, 30-28, 30-22 at Temple * L, 0-3 21-30, 23-30, 21-30 at Providence W, 3-0 30-16, 30-26, 30-27 Saint Louis * L, 0-3 24-30, 28-30, 29-31 Duquesne * W, 3-1 30-26, 28-30, 31-29, 30-22 at Dayton * L, 0-3 18-30, 20-30, 26-30 at Xavier * L, 0-3 22-30, 22-30, 17-30 at Charlotte * L, 0-3 21-30, 18-30, 22-30 at George Washington *L, 1-3 30-24, 28-30, 19-30, 12-30 Xavier * L, 0-3 27-30, 21-30, 24-30 Dayton * L, 0-3 20-30, 12-30, 16-30 at Duquesne * L, 1-3 27-30, 30-28, 23-30, 28-30 at Saint Louis * L, 2-3 13-30, 30-26, 18-30, 30-27, 8-15 Quinnipiac W, 3-0 30-11, 30-16, 30-22 Fordham * L, 0-3 24-30, 16-30, 19-30 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Manhattan Invitational (Riverdale, N.Y.) # URI Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) $ Holy Cross Invitational (Worcester, Mass.) ^ Ram Classic (Kingston, R.I.) & Yale Invitational (New Haven, Conn.)

2007 8/24 8/25 8/25 8/31 9/1 9/1 9/7 9/8 9/8 9/13 9/14 9/15 9/18 9/21 9/23 9/26 9/28 9/29 10/5 10/7 10/13 10/19 10/20

13-15 (.464) Niagara ! W, 3-0 New Hampshire ! L, 0-3 at Colgate ! L, 1-3 Central Connecticut # W, 3-2 at Hartford # W, 3-0 Fairleigh Dickinson # W, 3-0 at Yale ^ L, 0-3 Maine ^ W, 3-0 Sacred Heart ^ W, 3-0 Texas State $ L, 0-3 Maine $ W, 3-0 Dartmouth $ L, 1-3 at Northeastern L, 0-3 Charlotte * W, 3-0 George Washington * L, 0-3 Brown L, 0-3 No. 16 Dayton * L, 0-3 Xavier * L, 0-3 at Saint Louis * L, 0-3 at Duquesne * W, 3-0 Providence W, 3-2 La Salle * W, 3-0 Temple * L, 0-3

Bob Schneck 30-17, 30-26, 30-28 19-30, 21-30, 16-30 30-26, 26-30, 25-30, 23-30 30-22, 19-30, 30-27, 19-30, 15-11 30-18, 30-17, 30-27 30-19, 30-24, 30-23 28-30, 12-30, 12-30 30-21, 30-20, 32-30 30-22, 30-23, 30-10 20-30, 26-30, 19-30 30-23, 30-20, 32-30 30-28, 23-30, 29-31, 27-30 21-30, 22-30, 26-30 30-21, 30-27, 30-25 31-33, 30-32, 16-30 21-30, 24-30, 26-30 21-30, 21-30, 21-30 23-30, 19-30, 21-30 17-30, 17-30, 22-30 32-30, 30-23, 30-22 26-30, 27-30, 30-16, 30-19, 15-12 30-17, 30-28, 30-18 26-30, 27-30, 20-30

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10/27 11/3 11/4 11/9 11/10

at Fordham * Duquesne * Saint Louis * at Xavier * at No. 16 Dayton *

W, 3-2 30-25, 27-30, 18-30, 30-26, 15-11 W, 3-2 23-30, 30-28, 31-29, 16-30, 16-14 L, 0-3 22-30, 27-30, 22-30 L, 0-3 10-30, 20-30, 22-30 L, 0-3 12-30, 18-30, 16-30 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Colgate Invitational (Hamilton, N.Y.) # Hartford Invitational (Hartford, Conn.) ^ Yale Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) $ Rhode Island Classic (Kingston, R.I.)

2008 8/29 8/29 8/30 8/30 9/4 9/5 9/6 9/12 9/13 9/13 9/16 9/17 9/26 9/27 10/1 10/7 10/10 10/11 10/17 10/18 10/24 10/26 11/1 11/2 11/7 11/9 11/12 11/15

14-14 (.500) Bob Schneck vs. Towson ! L, 1-3 21-25, 25-16, 20-25, 22-25 vs. Morgan State ! W, 3-0 25-8, 25-16, 25-18 vs. Fordham ! L, 1-3 24-26, 18-25, 25-19, 17-25 vs. Quinnipiac ! W, 3-1 25-19, 25-11, 17-25, 25-9 vs. Stony Brook # W, 3-0 25-17, 25-22, 25-18 South Carolina # L, 2-3 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 10-15 Boston College # W, 3-2 25-16, 12-25, 25-11, 26-28, 15-10 at New Hampshire ^ W, 3-2 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11 Seton Hall ^ L, 2-3 22-25, 28-26, 25-14, 17-25, 9-15 Evansville ^ L, 0-3 20-25, 20-25, 18-25 Northeastern L, 0-3 24-26, 21-25, 24-26 Holy Cross W, 3-1 25-7, 24-26, 25-15 at La Salle * L, 2-3 20-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 12-15 at Temple * L, 1-3 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 22-25 at Brown W, 3-1 25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23 at Central ConnecticutW, 3-2 25-20, 20-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10 Saint Louis * L, 1-3 21-25, 25-23, 24-26, 20-25 Duquesne * W, 3-1 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 at Dayton * L, 2-3 16-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 10-15 at Xavier * L, 1-3 19-25, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25 at Charlotte * W, 3-0 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 at George Washington *W, 3-2 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-10 Xavier * W, 3-0 26-24, 25-20, 25-15 Dayton * L, 0-3 18-25, 27-29, 16-25 at Duquesne * W, 3-1 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 25-22 at Saint Louis * L, 0-3 22-25, 15-25, 10-25 at Providence W, 3-0 25-16, 25-22, 27-25 vs. Fordham * L, 1-3 25-19, 19-25, 23-25, 23-25 * Atlantic 10 Contest ! Quinnipiac Invitational (Hamden, Conn.) # Art Carmichael Invitational (Hartford, Conn.) ^ UNH Invitational (Durham, N.H.)


ALL-TIME ROSTER - HHHH -

- AAAA Nergis Agi Kathy Alexander Stacia Allen Nancy Anderson Tracy Andrews Beatriz Arana

1989-92 1977 1991 1977 1976 2003-04

Jamie Halford Suzanne Hebert Amanda Hill Courtney Hill Tracee Housel Atlee Hubbard Dianne Hull

- BBBB Dawn Banket Nicolle Becker Jillian Bekke Rachel Bello Alex Benbrook Laura Berardi Debbie Bissonnette Missy Blaney Yolanda Bogacz Nancy Bostwick Chelsea Boyle Karla Bragg-McDermott Carey Braun Lindsay Brayton Ann Breese Janet Brodeur Amy Bruscia

985-88 1995-98 2005-2008 2003-06 2008-present 1978 1977 1975--78 1997-2001 1985-88 2009-present 1994-97 1992-95 2008-present 1980 1977-78 1989-92 - CCCC -

Erin Carver Kelsey Case Valerie Casella Barbara Cassidento Sue Caswell Lisa Catalfamo Kristin Chace Mindy Chuha Erin Connolly Midge Connolly Erin Connors Sue Consavage Susan Cotta Jane Creek

1975 1999 1977 1979 1975-1977 1990 1978 2000-01 2006 1984 2002 1991-94 1977 1984-85; 1987 - DDDD -

Frances Dagle Sydney Danner Carrie Davis Jenna DeFranco Michelle Drerup Peggy Doino Pat Doolittle Sue Donahue Patricia Drew

1988-89 2009-present 1978-81 2005 1986-89 2005-2008 1978-81 1983 1983 - EEEE -

Brooke Ecklund Jackie Elmer Angie Ernst

2001-02 1975-78 1986-88 - FFFF -

Britta Feldmann Tracie Fontaine Chelsea Fuchs Michelle Fulton

2000 1992 2008 2000-03

- IIII Allison Irvine

1989-91 - JJJJ -

Lisa Jackowiak Debbie Johansen Bonnie Joralmon

1985 1975-77 2002

Sara Phillips Kristen Picard Lindsay Potts Sabrina Pozzi - RRRR -

- LLLL 1976-78 1995-98 1975-76 1998-2001 1991 1988-91 1977 1977 2009-present 2007-2008 - MMMM Nancy MacDonald Naomi Marshall Lauren Maselli Maureen McCabe Kerry McDermott Sara McEntee Allison McGee Angela McHenry Lauren McIntosh Cara McLaughlin Amy Mellard Cherilani Melson Kaleena Miller Joanna Mitchell Leslie Morales Laura Murgo Marsha Murphy

1982-83 1979-80 1993-96 1982-84 1989 1989 1985 1995-98 2007-present 2008-present 2007-2008 1997-2000 2001-04 2004-2005 1979-82 2002-03 1979 - NNNN -

Jacqueline Nacci Lori Nedderman Annie Nelson Kayla Newberg Kristin Norberg Kris Normandin Nicole Noya Nancy Nydam

1994-97 2000-03 2006 1984-85 1989-91 1977 2003-04 1994-98 1991-94 1979 - SSSS -

2006-07 2000-03 1990 2007-present 1998-99 2009-present

Michelle Lang Jennifer Langheld Patti LaPointe Meagan Lassen Leah Lentz Lisa Lieb Penny Littlestone Lisa Loomis Zoe Lowe Lindsay Lytle

2004-06 2009-present 2008-present 1992-95

Lina Rackauskas Mary Kate Reardon Christie Redgate Lisa Regrut Kim Reitman Laura Reitz Marie Rolfe Wendy Romblad Christa Rosa Jean Roy

- KKKK Kaira Kachadurian Amy Kauppila Hanneke Kempen Kayln Klaess Amy Knebel Candice Kolkka

1977 1978-79 2009-present 2007-present 1978 1992-95 1996-99 1982-84

Jessica Salmans Cristy Sandefur Jackie Sawyer Nancy Scarduzio Inga Schlecht Julia Schlecht Heide Schumacher Kim Schwenk Eva Scofield Sue Scott Lauren Shea Lori Shea Sherry Silven Renee Solari Shawna Southern Morgan Spaulding Lauren Standring Jonina Stern Rhonda Stevens Lindsay St. John Beth Sturgeon Sandra Sullivan Tamara Sutton

1994-97 1987-90 1975-76 1982 2005-06 1999; 2002 1999 1982-83 2003-2005 1982-85 2004-07 1976 1980 1991 1975-1977 2000 1990 1979-82 1986-87 2003-06 1991 1978-79 1982 - TTTT -

Ashley Tennant Abby Thornbladh Claudia Tichy

2009-present 2001-04 1985-87 - UUUU -

Tammy Usher

1982 - VVVV -

Juliana Valencia Leena Valge

2001-02 1984-85 - WWWW -

Lindsay Watty Caitlyn Welsh Cheryl Whitehead Leslie Wiekamp Christie Wilson Kayla Wilson Mary Kate Winter Chelsea Wisz Lauren Wong

1997-2000 2006-present 1991-94 2005-06 1996-99 2008-present 2008 2003-04 2009-present - YYYY -

- GGGG Christine Gallery Carrie Gangl Dianne Garceau Kimiyo Garcia Kengy Gardiner Sharon Gleasman Wendy Gocha Susan Goodwin Brie Goran Linda Gove

1999 1985-86 1982-83 1986-87 1991-94 2003 1982-85

1984-87 1994-98 1982-85 2003 1988-91 1980 1980 1978-81 2000-03 1975

- OOOO Ginny O’Brien Chinny Okpara Bethann Oliveira Cindy O’Rourke

1981-84 2005-2008 1988-90 1978

Stacey Yohannes Kathy Yurasits

2008 1975 - ZZZZ -

Rachel Zarazan Ivy Zuidhof

2009-present 2003-06

- PPPP Doreen Paul Lisa Pearce Laura Phillips

1978 1983-84 1986-87

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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

DR. DAVID M. DOOLEY University of Rhode Island President B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1974 Ph. D., California Institute of Technology, 1979 As Dr. David M. Dooley embarks on his first year as president of the University of Rhode Island, he aims to strengthen the sense of community and discovery. With a strong background in research Dooley believes every student at the University should gain experience in research and creative work, regardless of their field of study. "We have to integrate the entire undergraduate experience into the academic goals and missions of the University," Dooley said. "We want students to feel everything they are doing at URI will help them achieve their goals."

Focused on building student success and community, Dooley expanded Montana State’s central academic advising office and added an advisor especially for students changing majors. He provided leadership to a multi-campus effort to substantially improve transferability in the Montana University System, and he created the Academic Advising Council to develop universitywide improvements in advising and to identify and share best practices.

A native of California, Dooley earned a bachelor of arts in chemistry from the University of California in San Diego and a doctorate in chemistry from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He was selected in May from among three finalists for the University of Rhode Island position after a nationwide search that attracted 55 candidates.

The University also instituted convocation, particularly targeting first-year students; established learning centers for mathematics and chemistry in residence halls; and improved relationships with the Athletics Department to enhance the success of student-athletes. Like URI, Montana State is affiliated with NCAA Division I athletics, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Dooley has more than 30 years of experience working in higher education and places high value on giving students a well-rounded university experience.

Dooley played a role in adding new Ph.D. programs in Animal and Range Science, Neuroscience, Ecology and Environmental Science, History (first Ph.D. in the humanities at MSU), Computer Science, Earth Sciences (including Paleontology) and Molecular Biosciences (a multidisciplinary, cross-departmental program). New Ph.D programs English (emphasizing the public humanities) and a novel collaborative Ph.D. in American Studies with European university partners were in the final stages of planning when he left Montana State.

"It's a simple fact that the kinds of skills that the students are going to need for the future are the kinds of skills and experiences that are going to be hard to come by in the formal classroom. We need to prepare students for things we don't yet know exist," Dooley said. Dooley comes to URI from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., where he served as provost and vice president of academic affairs. He had nearly 16 years experience as chief academic officer and department chair. He led the chemistry and biochemistry department for six years before being named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs in June 1999, a position he was appointed to permanently in June 2001. Even after taking the post as provost and vice president of academic affairs, Dooley maintained an active laboratory at Montana State. The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation have funded his research. Dooley also chaired the university's planning, budget and analysis committee, which is responsible for strategic planning, assessment and for setting the university's operating budget. He also managed the university's international partnerships. As Chair, his responsibilities included setting the agenda, guiding the processes of budget development, planning, and priority setting, moderating discussion, and presenting the budget to the University community and the President. He also served as the principal representative for the committee to external constituencies, the media, and the public. A strong believer in shared governance, Dooley helped foster a strong culture of collaborative process at Montana State. This approach earned the University status as a major research university, ranked in the Carnegie “Very High Research” category. During Dooley’s service as Provost, he was a central figure in attracting research dollars to Montana State, as annual research expenditures there grew from $45 million in 1999 to more than $100 million in 2007 while he was there. Montana State committed itself to excellence in undergraduate education and to the success of its students. Dooley helped lead the strategic planning process that incorporated these goals and values into Montana State’s Five-Year Vision - which is assessed and updated annually - and the university’s marketing plan. Working closely with faculty, he fostered the development of a nationally-recognized, new core curriculum that includes a required first-year seminar taught in small sections, quantitative reasoning, writing, inquiry courses in the major disciplinary areas, contemporary issues in science, diversity, and an undergraduate research experience. He also developed new interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees in Liberal Studies and American Studies based in the new University College; a new undergraduate major in Paleontology, Bioengineering, and Medical Laboratory Science; and minors in Latin American and Latino Studies and Museum Studies.

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Montana State added M.S./M.A. degrees in Native American Studies, Neuroscience, Ecology and Environmental Science, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Science and Natural History Filmmaking, and the Art History during Dooley’s tenure. With the senior leadership at Montana State, Dooley led the implementation of a new budget and planning process. With the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and the Vice President for Research, he had a lead role in securing the approval for the new $24 million Chemistry and Biochemistry building. Dooley represented the University to the Legislature to secure funding for the renovation of the former chemistry building into a state-of-the-art instructional facility (approximately $34 million). In the area of diversity and internationalization Dooley led the effort to upgrade the Native American Studies Program to full departmental status. He made recruitment of women and other under-representative groups into leadership and faculty positions an academic priority. Five of Montana State’s nine deans are women and one is Native American. Dooley increased Montana State’s emphasis on international partnerships, leading to new relationships with, among others, Norway, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, Japan, India, Korea, and Turkey. The relationship with Turkey led to the development of novel dual degree programs with Turkish universities. Several new institutes and divisions were established at Montana State during Dooley’s time, including the Energy Research Institute for comprehensive energy research, including carbon sequestration, clean coal technology, fuel cell technology, materials science, wind energy, solar energy, and biofuels. Montana State is the lead institution in a partnership that was recently awarded $66.9 million from the Department of Energy for Phase III research on carbon sequestration. Partners include several major research universities and national laboratories. Also developed were the Humanities Institute for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies in the humanities; the Big Sky Institute for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; the Division of Health Sciences, to provide leadership and coordination for research and \education in health and biomedical disciplines, as well as fostering interdisciplinary research and education; and the Center for Native Health Partnerships for community based public health research and outreach on tribal reservations. His career began in higher education in 1978 as an assistant professor at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. and later became a full professor and department chair there. Dooley's wife, Lynn Baker-Dooley, is a Baptist minister. The couple has two adult children, Chris and Samantha, and a dog named Rhody.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

THORR BJORN

University of Rhode Island Director of Athletics B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1990 M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, 1995 In late July, 2007, Thorr Bjorn became the 11th Director of Athletics in University of Rhode Island history. Since that day, he has worked tirelessly to instill a new championship culture in Kingston. "We want to be champions in the three most important areas: in competition, in the classroom, and in the community," Bjorn said. "Our athletics department is wholly committed to making the necessary changes in order to achieve a true winning attitude." In competition, Rhode Island's 2008-09 athletics programs showed the results of Bjorn's championship culture and his commitment to excellence in all facets. The baseball team won a program-record 37 games, defeating four nationally ranked opponents - including a shutout at No. 8 and national powerhouse Miami. The men's basketball team won 23 games and advanced to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. In the classroom, 151 Rhode Island student-athletes earned a 3.5 grade-point average or better and were named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioners Honor Roll. Jimmy Baron, a member of the men's basketball team, was named to the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-American and earned the ECAC Robbins ScholarAthlete of the Year. Three others: Shayna Daugherty (women's track & field), Grace Hedstrom (women's tennis) and Oliver Palmer (baseball) earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honors. "It is a true point of pride to have so many of our student-athletes being honored for their academic achievements," said Bjorn. "To have so many of our student-athletes performing on and off the field of competition is a tribute to the hard work of so many involved with Rhode Island Athletics." Many of the Rams' athletic programs and student-athletes have made an impact in the community. Several teams participated in a local National Reading Week promotion this past April, traveling to local elementary schools to read and interact with the students. The volleyball team took part in a Habitat for Humanity activity, while the baseball team participated in the Rhode Island Autism Project walk during the fall. Head coach Joe Trainer and the football program organized a bone marrow drive during the spring. Additionally, URI athletics sponsored its third annual "Pink Out" during a nationally televised men's basketball game, which raised more than $19,000 for a local breast cancer awareness charity. Bjorn's championship attitude is rooted in a philosophy in which everyone in the URI athletics department is a fundraiser and marketer.

Bjorn came to Kingston after spending 15 years at his alma mater - the University of Massachusetts - in a variety of athletic administrative roles. At the time of his hire, Bjorn had entered his fourth year as the senior associate athletic director at UMass, serving as the day-to-day sport supervisor for football and ice hockey, while also overseeing the men's and women's lacrosse programs. He directly supervised the UMass athletic marketing staff, corporate sales - including the UMass Radio Network, coaches shows and signage - and ticket operations. Bjorn also served as liaison between the athletic department and Global Spectrum - the management company for the William D. Mullins Center, home of UMass basketball and hockey. Bjorn played an integral role in UMass' department-wide apparel deal with Adidas, oversaw all aspects of the funding and installation of a multi-million dollar video scoreboard system in the Mullins Center, and helped to secure funding sources for a new artificial surface at McGuirk Alumni Stadium - home of the nationally-ranked Minutemen football program. From Sept. 2003-Feb. 2004, Bjorn was the interim athletic director at UMass. In that role, he oversaw all the department, including supervising a senior administrative staff of 10 associate and assistant athletic directors, as well as the head football, men's basketball, and men's ice hockey. During his tenure, he negotiated a contract extension with Don "Toot" Cahoon, head men's ice hockey coach, and was the athletic department liaison in a viability study on elevating to Division I-A (now "BCS") football status. After a three-year stint as the director of regional sales and marketing for Resorts Sports Network in Portland, Maine, Bjorn returned to UMass in April of 2003 as the Associate AD/External Affairs. At RSN - a company which provides cable systems with programming at ski resorts - he was personally accountable for $1 million in television and web advertising revenue. In his role as Associate AD, Bjorn was responsible for soliciting all radio and television advertising and corporate sponsorship dollars for the athletic department, Mullins Center, and UMass Magazine - a total exceeding $1 million dollars. Under his watch, annual sponsorship revenue increased by over 135 percent. Bjorn also directed the department's retail merchandise program, coordinated advertising campaigns and directed the ticket office. He also established "MinuteFan Park," an interactive fan experience at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

"We need to be tireless in our efforts to bring in external dollars - not just to sustain, but rather to grow all of our programs," Bjorn explained. "As we go out into the community, we have the opportunity to `sell' URI and our mission to our current and future donors, sponsors and ticket buyers. We have to continue to move forward and become increasingly creative in how we accomplish our goals."

After graduating from UMass and spending six months as an intern in the business office at the University of Connecticut, he returned to his alma mater as Assistant Athletic Director for Tickets and Game Operations in December of 1990, a position he held until being promoted in 1996.

Bjorn has helped cultivate donations of close to 2 million dollars toward the Student-Athlete Development Center (SADC) which includes the construction of a new 8,000-10,000 square foot weight room, along with renovated athletic training room and academic support area.

A three-year letterwinner for the Minutemen football program, he earned his bachelor's degree in sports management from UMass in 1990, following with a master's degree in higher education from his alma mater in 1995.

"To reach that dollar amount in such a short period of time shows the tremendous passion for URI athletics by our alumni and friends," he added. "We expect that this is just the beginning, as we work to raise $3.5 million for the SADC and another $1.5 million for other important athletic facility upgrades under the umbrella of the University's `Making a Difference' capital campaign."

He met his wife Cyndy at UMass, and the couple has three daughters, twins Stephanie and Robyn, and Rachael. The Bjorn family resides in North Kingstown.

He serves as chair of the Atlantic 10 scheduling policy committee, while sitting on the A-10's television and men's basketball championship site selection committees. On the national level, Bjorn was recently named to the NCAA Division I women's rowing committee.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION GREGG BURKE

Deputy Director of Athletics Rhode Island native Gregg Burke begins his fifth year at the University of Rhode Island. Most recently, he served in the role of URI's acting and interim director of athletics, from May, 2006-August, 2007. Burke came to the University in September of 2004 as deputy director of athletics. In this role, he served as chief operating officer of the department with special oversight of men's and women's basketball, men's golf, and all external relations of operations. Prior to his arrival in Kingston, Burke had founded his own consulting firm, in 2001, which included client work in golf, event management, media relations, fundraising and business development. Before that, in 1999, Burke joined a group of nationally respected basketball administrators in launching the International Basketball League. As Vice-President of the league, he played an integral role in developing the business plan, marketing organization, and public relations strategy while directing the special events, public relations, corporate sales, licensing, and merchandising staffs. In 1987, Burke was hired at Providence College as assistant director of athletics. He was promoted later to associate athletic director in charge of administrative and external relations efforts where he initiated and developed the corporate partnership program, the campus-wide licensing program, and managed the tickets operations, media relations, marketing, promotions, development, advertising, and licensing staffs. He was responsible for all broadcast contracts, basketball game management, basketball scheduling, and special events. He was named sports information director at Holy Cross in 1982. He went on to engineer the Heisman Trophy campaign of Gordie Lockbaum who is still the only non-Division I player to finish in the top five in Heisman Trophy balloting and one of just a handful of athletes to ever finish in the top five twice. Prior to his work at Holy Cross, Burke was the assistant director of sports information at the University of Michigan where he worked with the men's basketball and football programs in 1981 and 1982. He began his career as a graduate assistant in the Boston College Athletics Department in 1980. Burke was the Tournament Manager for the 1989 and 1996 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in Providence and the 1995 and 2000 NCAA Hockey Championship in Providence. He also served United States Olympic Committee appointments to the 1987 and 1990 Olympic Festivals and to the 1991 Pan American Games. He has served on numerous campus, Big East, and ECAC committees He was selected and trained by the NCAA as a Peer Reviewer in its Athletic Certification program. During his nearly quarter century work with the Academic All-America Awards Program he has held a number of key positions including time as National Chairman (1989-94). He was one of the two founding fathers of the Academic All-America Hall of Fame and still serves as a voting member. He has served on the board of a number of community organizations including Rhode Island Special Olympics, Rhode Island ALS, and the Holy Cross Club of R.I. Along the way he has been honored by a number of organizations for his work in athletics and in the community. He is the recipient of the 2002 Amby Smith Award for Contribution to Sport in Rhode Island, the 2000 Scoop Hudgins Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to College Football, and the 1999 Providence College Sixth Man Award for contribution to Friar Basketball. In 1994 he was honored with the first-ever Lester Jordan Award for service to the Academic All-America Program and the Student-Athlete Ideal. He has earned 10 Best in the Nation Writing and Publication Awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America. Burke graduated from Holy Cross in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned a Master of Education from Providence College in 1998.

SUE BERGEN

Associate Athletics Director/ Finance/SWA Sue Bergen enters her sixth year at the University of Rhode Island, joining the athletics department in April, 2002. In her role as associate AD for business and finance, Bergen is the department's chief financial officer, working with department heads, head coaches, and administrators in preparing the annual budget. She also manages the day-to-day fiscal aspects of the athletics department, including monthly reporting, budgetary forecasts and all expenditures related to the Athletic Department and the Rhode Island Ram Athletic Association (RIRAA). She also prepares several reports for the athletics department, including the NCAA audit and gender equity reports, as well as the Atlantic 10 Conference salary survey and annual report. Bergen is the department's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and serves as sport administrator for the men's and women's soccer and softball programs at URI. Prior to joining the Rhody staff, Bergen served as a Financial Analyst III, in the Strategic Planning and Analysis Department for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. She worked with the tribe from 1993-2002. She earned her bachelor's of science degree in accounting and computer information systems from Northern Michigan in 1986. Bergen is is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Rhode Island and is a member of AICPA. Bergen lives in Ashaway, R.I. with her husband Tom and children, John and Jessica.

KIM BISSONNETTE

Associate Athletics Director/Health & Performance A 1977 graduate from the University of Rhode Island, Kim Bissonnette enters his 18th year at URI in 2009-10. Most recently, he was promoted from Head Athletic Trainer to Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance at his alma mater. Prior to his appointment at URI he was the Head Athletic Trainer at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. for six years, and was a member of the athletic training staff at Northeastern University from 1979-1985. In the summer of 1985 he also worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Rhode Island Gulls of the United States Basketball League. Bissonnette is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA) and the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association (RIATA). He has served on many national, regional and state committees and was instrumental in the development of the current licensing law that governs the practice of athletic training within the state Rhode Island. He served as the President for the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts, and co-founded the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association serving as the inaugural President as well. He has been a lecturer, clinician and member of the support medical staff for many regional events including the USFSA National Championships and the Boston Marathon, and received the University of Rhode Island Staff Excellence Award in 2001. In January of 2007, Bissonnette was inducted into the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. A native of Portsmouth, R.I. Bissonnette earned his B.S. from the URI in 1977 and his M.S. from the University of Arizona in 1978. He is in charge of the overall athletic training program, with direct responsibility for intercollegiate football. A certified member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, Bissonnette has three daughters - Jocelyn, Lindsay and Kara - and resides in Wakefield.

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PAUL KASSABIAN

Associate Athletics Director/NCAA Compliance Paul Kassabian begins his 10th year as Compliance Coordinator in 2008. As Compliance Coordinator at URI, Kassabian serves as advisor to the University President regarding compliance issues and eligibility of student-athletes on all 18 varsity teams. During his time at URI, Kassabian has developed a Compliance Procedural Manual for coaches and developed and instituted a Hazing Policy statement for student-athletes. As Compliance Coordinator, Paul conducts NCAA rules education sessions for the University community and its athletic booster groups. He has also developed and presented educational materials for local high school guidance counselors and athletic directors as to the NCAA's Eligibility Center's process and procedures for initial eligibility for prospective student-athletes who wish to pursue their athletic careers in college. He was also a member of the University of Rhode Island's Steering Committee for NCAA re-certification. Prior to becoming the NCAA Compliance Coordinator, Kassabian served as an Instructor in the Kinesiology department and the assistant coach for the men's track and cross country teams at URI. Prior to arriving in Kingston, Kassabian was the assistant men's and women's track coach and strength and conditioning coach at Boston University and Bentley College. Kassabian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, with a major in Speech Communication and minor in Economics. After completing his undergraduate degree at Northeastern, Kassabian went on to pursue a Masters degree in Education, concentrating in Student Personnel Counseling, while also serving as Academic Advisor for Athletics at Northeastern University for three years. While completing his studies in Student Personnel Counseling, Kassabian developed a pilot practicum program for graduate students in academic advising for athletics at Northeastern. Paul and his wife, Chelle, the former gymnastics coach at URI, reside in Wakefield with their three children, Ardemis, Kerkor, and Tateos.

KEVIN McGINNISS

Associate Athletics Director/Athletic Development Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss is entering his second year as the associate director of athletics for development. McGinniss owns a strong educational and professional background which includes over 25 years of experience as an educator, author, coach, athletics administrator and athlete. In his role at URI, McGinniss heads up all aspects of fundraising for the athletics department with a particular emphasis on the athletics component of URI's $100 million "Making a Difference" capital campaign; raising $5 million for the new Student-Athlete Development Center and other important athletics capital projects. Last fall under his watch, the largest outright gift to URI Athletics was procured; $1million for capital improvements to the baseball facility. McGinniss also serves as the department's liaison to the Rhode Island Rams Athletic Association, URI Foundation and URI Alumni Association. Prior to coming to Kingston, McGinniss served as director of athletics at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. In recognition of his efforts, he was nominated to receive the 2007 National Association of Collegiate Athletics Administrators (NACDA) Division II Athletics Director of the Year Award. From 2001-05, McGinniss served as the director of athletics development at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. He was responsible for coordinating all fundraising and the annual giving program for athletics - including the New Millennium Campaign - a $25 million campaign for a state-of-the-art athletics center. McGinniss' experience in higher education administration also includes serving Southern Connecticut State University as its director of athletics development and director of alumni affairs. He has also served as the director of athletics and recreation at Lehman College, The City University of New York. In addition McGinniss was the director of athletics development and executive director of the Blue & Gray Club at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. A former men's basketball coach, McGinniss' was the head coach at Lehman College and led a program with just eight wins over the previous four years to the CUNYAC North Division title. He also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, helping lead SCSU to a 20-win season and a postseason berth in 1992. Active in professional organizations both locally and on the national level, McGinniss has served as Vice-Chair for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I Board of Directors, is a member of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Association of Basketball Coaches Research Committee, and serves on the ECAC Board of Directors and ECAC Marketing Committee. McGinniss earned his bachelor's degree in health, master's degree in physical education/athletics administration and a sixth year professional diploma of advanced graduate studies in educational leadership all from Southern Connecticut State University. He received his doctorate in education from the Teachers College Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Columbia University. Kevin and his wife Amy have a son, Kyle, and daughter, Kelly.

JOHN VANNER

Associate Athletics Director John Vanner enters his 32nd year at the University of Rhode Island, having worked in the athletics department since 1986. Vanner serves as sport administrator for the football, baseball, and volleyball programs. He is a URI graduate and began working at the University in 1977 as a teacher in the physical education department. In 1986, he replaced URI legend Ernie Calverly as the Associate Director of Athletics, overseeing the men's program. He is credited with making several coaching hires that helped bring the University's athletics program to the national level, including his first hire - men's basketball coach Tom Penders, who led the Rams to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his second season in Kingston. He also hired former men's soccer coach Ed Bradley, former baseball coach Frank Leoni, and Hall of Fame golf coach Tom Drennan, who have each guided their programs to postseason NCAA competition. Vanner lives in Johnston with his wife Cynthia (Rhode Island, '82) and children, John, Torrey, and Jessica.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION GINA SPERRY

Associate Athletics Director Gina Sperry begins her second year as associate director of athletics at the University of Rhode Island in 2009-10. She will serve as the sport administrator to the men's and women's cross country and track, rowing, and women's swimming programs. Sperry will also oversee the NCAA/Champs Life Skills Program, serve as an academic liaison with URI Advising Programs for StudentAthlete's while monitoring the academic performance of student-athletes. Sperry will also serve on the following committee's: Student Affairs Diversity Committee, URI President's Commission of the Status of Women, Association for Professional and Academic Women (past president), URI Harassment Committee, and Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletes for Women (RIAIAW). Prior to her appointment, she was an academic advisor/learning specialist for the men's basketball and men's track & field squads. In addition to her academic work with student-athletes, Sperry is committed to assisting student-athletes overall development. She currently serves as the coordinator for the Rhody Life Skills Program. Prior to her arrival at Rhode Island, Sperry was an academic coordinator and CHAMPS/Life Skills coordinator at Arizona State. While in Tempe, she developed programming to enhance student-athlete welfare in such areas as study skills, career planning, health & wellness, and leadership & character. Her CHAMPS/Life Skills program was honored in 2000 with a Program of Excellence Award by the NCAA Division I Athletic Directors' Association. She served in a similar capacity at the University of New Hampshire prior to her stint at ASU. Sperry moved into academic advising and life skills enhancement following a successful career as a collegiate cross country and track & field coach. She was the head coach of the New Hampshire's women's track & field/cross country team from 1992-99. She was named the 1997 America East Cross Country Coach of the Year. From 1988-92, she was head women's cross country and assistant women's track & field coach at the University of Vermont, twice earning North Atlantic Conference Cross Country Coach of the Years honors while at UVM. Sperry earned her B.S. in physical education (coach specialization) from Eastern Illinois University in 1983. She also earned her M.S. in physical education (adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation) form EIU in 1984. During her own athletic career, Sperry was a national-class distance runner. She was a National Amateur Champion at 10-kilometers in 1986. Sperry also qualified for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the Marathon and finished 18th at the 1986 Boston Marathon. Sperry resides in Newport, R.I.

WALTER BOYLE

Assistant Athletics Director/Operations Walter Boyle begins his 31st year at the University of Rhode Island in 2009-10. In his current role, Boyle handles all aspects of game operations, including its annual budget, hiring and training event staff personnel, and as a liaison between all ancillary agencies (police, fire, etc.) as well as lands & grounds crews. Boyle arrived at URI in 1978 as assistant director of athletics, tickets & promotions, where he handled all aspects of tickets for events as well as special promotions and marketing venues. In 1991, he also took charge of the University's Athletic Volunteerism Program. A 1970 graduate of Providence College, Boyle was an administrative assistant to the executive director and box office supervisor at the Providence Civic Center for six years. With a Bachelor of Arts in English, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, graduating the PC ROTC program. He rose to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Field Artillery Officer. Active in student affairs at Providence, Boyle was elected to 'Who's Who' and the 'National Student Register' as an undergraduate. As a senior, he served as Vice President of the Student Congress. He is currently a member and past officer of the Narragansett Lions Club and is a member of the Board of Canvassers for the town of Narragansett. Boyle and his wife, Janet, were married in 1983 and reside in Narragansett. The couple has two children - Peter and Karen.

VINNY TURCO

Assistant Athletics Director/Operations Vinny Turco begins his 13th season as assistant athletics director for operations at the University of Rhode Island in 2009-10. In this role, Turco oversees all game operations for men’s and women’s home athletic contests, coordinates the athletic master schedule, and manages the administrative purchasing process of athletic material and equipment for all 18 URI varsity sports. Turco is also responsible for the management and planning of daily practice and team travel equipment requirements, facility set-up and breakdown for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball home events, and administration of athletic material sports budgets. He is the department’s liaison to the Ryan Center. A former defensive back on the URI football team, Turco returned to Kingston following a two-year stint as assistant director for athletic equipment at Ohio University. While at Ohio, he helped coordinate game day operations and event management for athletic contests and also controlled the purchasing and inventory of team athletic equipment and budgets. Turco graduated from Rhode Island in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and earned his master’s degree in athletic administration from Ohio University in 1994. In addition to his duties at URI, Turco also works as a field producer and does specialty statistics for Fox Sports and works in conjunction with Dorna USA, with his primary responsibility being the operation and maintenance of rotating marketing signs at men’s and women’s basketball games. He also served as the public relations/statistical distribution crew supervisor at Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, and XXVIV. Turco and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Kingston with their two children – Rae and Joseph.

ART TUVESON

Assistant Athletics Director/ Management & Planning The 2009-10 academic year marks Art Tuveson's 29th year at URI. Tuveson is responsible for facility management and planning with respect to the intercollegiate, club and recreational sports programs. He handles all facility maintenance issues while serving as the athletic department’s liaison with architectural firms. Tuveson is responsible for special operations/projects which may be on-going or short-term and which require planning, coordination and supervision. He served as assistant director for recreational services and facilities from 1990-2004. Most recently, Tuveson was instrumental in the completion of the $12 million Bradford Boss Ice Arena in 2002 while also helping with the plans for the Ryan Center. He has also helped with the planning and construction of Mackal Field House, Arrigan Sailing Pavilion, and Campanella Rowing Center. Tuveson came to Kingston in 1980 as Director of Recreational Services, a post which he held until his promotion in 1990. During that time, he was responsible for the planning, organization, and coordination of a comprehensive and diverse recreational services program that would meet the needs of the URI community. This included open recreation, club sports, fitness/wellness, aquatics, sailing, and intramurals, as well as maintaining a master schedule of all indoor and outdoor events. After serving as the coordinator of club sports and the assistant director of recreation and student activities as both an undergrad and post-graduate at UNH, Tuveson was named director of recreation at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1978. While at UWs-Stout, he was responsible for the administration, organization, and development of the intramural and club sport programs. Two years later, Tuveson relocated to Kingston. A 1972 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Tuveson received his master’s degree in recreation administration from the University of Oregon in 1977.

DARYL JASPER

Director of Business Development

MIKE LAPREY

Assistant Athletics Director/Sports Communications The 2009-10 academic year marks Mike Laprey's fourth year as the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Communications. Laprey came to Kingston after spending the 2005-06 academic year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. In that role, Laprey served as the day-to-day media contact for the nationally ranked women's basketball, women's soccer, and cross country programs. Prior to that, Laprey spent seven years at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., elevating to the role of Associate AD/Athletic Communications. While at Iona, Laprey was in charge of all media relations efforts for the Gaels' 21 varsity sports, including serving as department spokesman and chief editor and publisher for all athletic publications and media releases. During the summer of 2003, he played an integral role in Iona's rebranding efforts, including helping develop a new logo and series of wordmarks, as well as a total revamping of the official athletics website. In May, 2003, he earned his master's degree in journalism from Iona. He began at Iona in the Fall of 1998, serving a dual role as as a graduate assistant in the sports information office and an assistant coach for the Gaels' nationally-ranked men's cross country team. During the 1997-98 academic year, Laprey served as a media relations assistant at the BIG EAST Conference. A 1997 graduate of Fairfield University with a degree in economics and philosophy, Laprey began his career as an undergraduate assistant in the Fairfield sports information office. He was a three-year letterman for the Stags cross country squad and was President and co-founder of the Fairfield University Track Club. He also served as head men's basketball manager for the Stags' 1995-96 NIT season and served in the same capacity for the women's team in 1996-97.

Daryl Jasper begins his second year as the Director of Business Development for The Ryan Center and the University of Rhode Island (URI) Athletics Department in 2009-10. In this role, Jasper will work in a collaborative effort with the Ryan Center - the home of URI's men's and women's basketball teams - and the athletics department to generate advertising, sponsorship, promotions, and corporate partnerships. Most recently, Jasper worked with Nelligan Sports Marketing as the general manager of Brown University's property. In that role, Jasper worked closely with the Brown athletics administration in all facets of marketing. In just six months, Jasper negotiated and restructured corporate partnerships, while creating new innovative opportunities for local, regional, and national sponsors. Prior to working with Nelligan, Jasper spent 13 years in professional minor league baseball. During the 2007 season, he served as executive vice president of business operations with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats - the Eastern League (AA) affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Directly responsible for all departments in the organization, Jasper administered and managed all aspects of marketing, sales and corporate partnerships for the Fisher Cats. From 1995-2006, Jasper worked for the Pawtucket Red Sox, elevating to the role of assistant general manager. While at McCoy Stadium, he sold corporate partnerships, organized community outreach events, oversaw individual and season ticket campaigns, and supervised a game day staff of over 250 employees. During his tenure in Pawtucket, Jasper helped increase sales totals for the corporate partnership program. Jasper attended Boston College before graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Isenberg School of Management/Sport Management Program in 1993. He currently serves on the Sports Management Department's Alumni Advisory Board. He resides in North Smithfield, R.I.

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